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Listen to Lea Michele's Cory Monteith tribute song 'You're Mine'
"It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this."
 

Lea Michele's debut album Louder won't be available in its entirety for another few weeks. But that hasn't stopped the singer from releasing one of the album's most anticipated tracks: "You're Mine," which Michele described in an interview with Elle last year as a song that she associates with her late boyfriend Cory Monteith.

Though "You're Mine" was written and recorded before Monteith's death last summer, "Over the course of two days together for this story, Michele's eyes mist up a few times," says Elle's Lizzy Goodman. "But it's not until she plays another song, 'You're Mine,' recorded well before Monteith's death, that she actually lets go. […] As it plays, Michele closes her eyes, sings along, and cries. 'It makes me so happy, this song,' she shouts over the backbeat, grinning through her tears. 'It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this.'"

In the day since its release, Michele has described "You're Mine" as her "favorite song" from the new album:

Louder's first single, "Cannonball," was also described as a tribute to Monteith (though unlike "You're Mine," it was written and recorded after Monteith's death). Will the rest of the album prove as poignant for both Lea Michele and Cory Monteith's legions of fans? We'll find out when Louder arrives on March 4.

 
Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor and film and television critic for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticPOLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.

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