Release date: February 2014
Louder is the solo debut studio album by American actress and singer-songwriter Lea Michele, released on February 28, 2014 through Columbia Records. The album was preceded by the lead single, "Cannonball", released on December 10, 2013.
"I didn't want to find songs that I had to change myself for," said Lea of the tracks on Louder. "I wanted to find songs that would only highlight my sound and were unique to me. I didn't want to fit any mold. I wanted it to be something that couldn't be replicated by anyone else."
"Everything that I sing on this album is incredibly personal to me. It's all things I've experienced. Sharing a part of yourself in your music is really important and that's just what I'm trying to do."