• The title track of Lea Michele's debut album is all about finding strength and one's voice. Asked by Billboard magazine why she named the record after this song, the Glee star explained: "I always think it's so important to live your life to the fullest, and love as hard as you can love, and fight as hard as you can fight. Be loud, be bold, be yourself, whether or not people understand that message. That's what I think of when I think of the song and album."
  • Michele worked on the Colin Munroe, Jaden Michaels and Anne Preven written song toward the end of the recording process, after realizing that her "very pop-heavy" full-length needed something different. "It's a song that, no matter what, I can play in my car with the windows down," she told Billboard. "But at the same time, I feel like it shows off my voice as a singer, which is really important to me, because that's what I do. I want to make sure that every song on my record is fun and enjoyable, but also, you hear my voice in them."
  • Many of the Louder tracks are club-friendly but with a message. Michele explained to Billboard magazine: "For me, I really want songs that I can work out to. I love songs that I can roll down my window and dance to."

    "It's also important for me that I'm not just dancing and saying 'what the hell am I saying?' It's important to dance and have fun with a song but also say something important," she added. "Which is why I love the song 'Louder.' It's such a fun song, but it's a nice message."


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