"Cannonball" (CD Single)
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What's the story?
Lea Michele, best known for her role of Rachel Berry on Glee and her Broadway performances, has released her first solo single, CANNONBALL, from her first album Louder. The uplifting single is about choosing to live fully instead of succumbing to hardship.
Is it any good?
There's no arguing that Lea Michele has a strong, beautiful voice and that she's very talented. Unfortunately, what sounds right on stage doesn't always translate to a pop hit. There's something too perfect and too studied about the vocals on "Cannonball." The lyrics are also extremely cliché and kind of cheesy, with lines such as, "I chose suffering and pain in the falling rain." It's not a terrible song, but it's definitely not a breakout hit.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the song's theme. Do you think it's about Lea Michele choosing to move forward after her boyfriend and costar Cory Monteith's death?
Do you think Lea Michele is a good pop singer? Or do you prefer her performances on Glee and on stage?