For the past week, Lea Michele has been giving small hints to the title for her second album. The singer and actress has been sharing photos of herself in a polaroid style with the name of the place and date underneath. After intense speculation, Michele has finally revealed that the name of the upcoming album is ‘Places’.
The 30-year-old Scream Queens star told Billboard that she struggled with finding the perfect name for the sophomore record. Michele revealed that to find the title she turned to red wine and Stevie Nicks. “I poured myself the biggest glass of red wine, I put Fleetwood Mac on my vinyl, I lit candles, and I legit started praying and looking for a sign,” Michele tells. “I have this incredible book that Stevie Nicks gave me in 2013 when my boyfriend [Cory Monteith] died. She gave me this art book of hers that she put notes in over the years and song lyrics, and then she rewrote personal notes for me that say things like, ‘Keep singing, and have faith.'”
She continues, “I was looking through this book and praying that there was an answer in it, somewhere. And there was something in there that said, ‘The only thing that matters is you, and who you are.’ That’s what I’ve been trying to do with this whole record — just connect to me and where I’m from.”
— Lea Michele (@LeaMichele) January 26, 2017
This led her to call her best friend and Spring Awakening/Glee co-star Jonathan Groff. “I was like, ‘What’s something from our time in New York — a word, or a phrase, or something that is from theater, or from us?’ And he said, ‘What about “Places?”’ When you’re on Broadway, you get your 30-minute call, then your 15-minute call. You hear ‘Places everyone!’ And that means it’s showtime.”
Lea Michele is currently on a small tour to promote ‘Places’. She has been doing intimate shows in Los Angeles and New York where she has been performing new songs as well as tracks from her debut album ‘Louder’ and songs from Glee. One of the songs from her new album is titled ‘Getaway Car’ and is in memory of Cory Monteith.
At Michele’s show in Los Angeles, she said, “We used to just get in the car and drive sometimes. Me and the tall guy and it was like our getaway and it was so great. You know, and everything was getting big and popular with Glee and it was sort of our escape.”