Staff Writersays Michele. "Cory made me feel like a queen every day. From the minute he said, 'I'm your boyfriend,' I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful." Michele also talks about her new album Louder and the secret meaning as to why she decided to release the album on March 4th. "Just think about it: we're going to 'March fo(u)rth.' We're going to march forth like a cannonball," she says about the idea. "I try my best to march forth and live my life as best as I can for me. I also feel an incredible, happy responsibility to keep the memory and light of [Cory, who] was the most amazing person. I'm so happy to make it my journey now to continue on and live my life as best as I can." "I set out to make a really pop-heavy album that was fun and empowering—I love Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson," she said about the album process. She then talks about how her album’s style changed after Cory’s death, “but then I found myself picking and writing these songs that were very emotional and dramatic. Louder has songs that express extreme love and some pain. I look at it and think, That was my year. I didn't record any songs that I didn't completely relate to." Although Michele is traveling frequently to promote her album, she assures us that she is still close with the Glee cast. "[The Glee cast] is the greatest group of people I have ever met in my entire life! We all lost Cory. I didn't think for one minute that being away from them was what I wanted," she says in Seventeen. "Being on the set of Glee is no more difficult than being at home and finding [Cory's] slippers under the bed. We had a life and a job together—it goes with you everywhere you go. You can't get away from grief. So I might as well be surrounded by the people I love and get to lean on them." She also talked to the magazine about her future on Glee and the idea of a possible spin-off, “Let’s do it. I think it could be Rachel living in New York and working on Broadway!” Michele even talked about how Broadway has given her the body confidence that she has today. “I’m very comfortable with my own body. I come from Broadway – everybody’s naked on Broadway. I like to think of myself as more granola. I’m not going to run around naked or anything like that unless I’m at my own home,” she says. “Today, I walked into my backyard and was standing out there naked for a while. Don’t tell: My neighbors will freak out!” Lea Michele’s issue of Seventeen will hit newsstands on March 11th.
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