When Lea Michele's boyfriend and fellow Glee
star Cory Monteith died in July 2013, the singer decided to put her debut album on hold, despite completing it the previous month. She then sat down with songwriter Sia Furler to see if there was anything else she wanted to share. "We just were talking and seeing if we wanted to add anything to the record," Michele told MTV News. "Cory had heard every song from the album, obviously with the exception of ['Cannonball
']. And I figured I had the opportunity, if I want to add anything, and we sat down and we came up with 'If You Say So,' which is a very, very, very personal, it's a very personal and it's a very intense song for me."