Review: Lea Michele breaks hearts in stunningly simple 'Battlefield' from debut album 'Louder' [LISTEN]
Lea Michele is continuing to prep the release of her debut studio solo album Louder, and now the Glee star has released a second full-length song for her fans to dive into ahead of the album's planned March release. Today (Dec. 27), Michele premiered the stunning ballad "Battlefield" on Just Jared.
If it wasn't painfully obvious from her stints on Broadway, Glee and her lead single "Cannonball," Michele has a serious set of pipes, which are on full display in "Battlefield." Driven by a seriously somber yet light piano melody and nothing else, "Battlefield" finds Michele soaring above the simple instrumentation to let her most clear voice shine through.
She sings each note with a deliberateness and determination that is rarely seen in pop music, and it's clear that she was concentrating on making this song as flawless as possible. The endeavor succeeds, with Michele blasting through the track, letting the raw emotions of "Battlefield" shine through.
Somewhat similar to the Jordin Sparks song of the same name, Michele's "Battlefield" tells the story of a love that has grown cold, and not maintaining the relationship is tough. "You and I, we have to let each other go / We keep holidng on but we both know / What seemed like a good idea has turned into a battlefield," she sings in the poignant chorus extremely effectively.
Listen to Lea Michele's "Battlefield" below.
"Battlefield" is the fourth track on Lea Michele's debut pop studio album Louder. The album is being led by the smashingly powerful lead single "Cannonball" and is due out in stores on March 4, 2014.