It’s an extra special first for Lea Michele…
The 27-year-old part-Spanish American singer/actress has released the official music video “Cannonball,” which she filmed in November.
It’s the Glee star’s first-ever music video as a solo artist.
“OMG THIS IS SUCH A DREAM COME TRUE!!!! I hope you guys like it!!! #CannonballMusicVideo,” wrote Michele on her Twitter account on Friday. “So thankful to everyone who helped me make my #CannonbaFrodllMusicVideo and to all of you for watching.”
Directed by Robert Hales and styled by Estee Stanley, the clip evokes the mid-tempo track’s lyrics of self-empowerment through light beams, wreckage and Michele’s dramatic outfits.
At first, Michele sits folded over in a dark, destroyed mansion, posed with the same distraught facial expressions she wears when singing an emotional ballad on the Fox musical dramedy. She knocks over a piano while dressed in a black crop top and mid-length tulle skirt with matching black nail polish.
The video then shows light filling the room as she paces and begins to smile. She later emerges in rooms of mirrors, stringed white lights and a backdrop of colored light beams, wearing white dresses and white nail polish while smiling from cheek-to-cheek.
“Cannonball” is the first single off her debut album Louder, which will be released on March 4.
The track was written by Sia Furler.