Screenshot from Lea Michele's new single, 'Cannonball'. (leamichelemusicVEVO)
(USA TODAY) -- Like the video for her single Cannonball, which begins in shadows and disrepair but ends in bursts of bright, dazzling lights, the song itself helped Lia Michelle through a dark time in her life.
Michelle premiered the Cannonball video Thursday. The single will appear on her solo album Louder, due in March.
Michelle told radio host Elvis Duran last month that her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith heard all but two of the songs on Louder before he died in July. Cannonball was one of those songs.
Michelle says she first heard the song when Australian singer-songwriter Sia played it for her.
"I had a physical reaction to the song," Michelle told Duran. "It's more than just a song for me. It has helped me so much in this process, personally. It's given me strength; it's given me hope. ... It's so inspiring."
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