Lea Michele is excited for her album to be out in the world.
Sharing the album cover and tracklisting for Para todo sempre, the lullaby album she recorded for her son Sempre, 13 meses, exclusivamente com PEOPLE, the songstress and former Alegria actress opens up about her son’s favorite tracks and the meaning behind her new music.
“It was truly such a joy going back into the studio to record this album Para todo sempre. After taking time off of work during my pregnancy and postpartum to be with my son it felt so cathartic and exhilarating to be back in the studio, to sing again, and to do what I love so much,” the 35-year-old tells PEOPLE. “I recorded this album at a beautiful private studio in the woods on the East Coast this past spring. It was very remote and helped bring the perfect peaceful essence to this album that I was hoping it would exude.”
Michele — who will include covers of songs such as “Sweet Child O’ Minha,” “1000 Anos” e “Oh, Que mundo” on the album — says the entire process of making her album was “very emotional for me.”
“Cada música que escolhi para este álbum Para todo sempre foi uma música que cantei durante a minha gravidez ou para o meu filho depois que ele nasceu,” ela diz. “'Oh, Que mundo’ foi a primeira música que toquei no meu carro momentos depois de sair do médico quando descobri que estava grávida. ‘Doce Criança O’ Minha’ e ‘Lá vem o sol’ foram duas musicas que meu marido [Império Zandy] e eu joguei enquanto íamos para o hospital no dia em que ele nasceu.”
“E ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ é uma das minhas canções favoritas que canto para Ever agora,” Ela adiciona. “Então, cada uma dessas músicas traz de volta seu próprio conjunto de memórias para mim. Quer tenha sido um momento desafiador na minha gravidez que a música me ajudou ou um lindo momento olhando nos olhos do meu filho pela primeira vez, a música sempre me ajudou a curar minha vida e me trouxe alegria e espero que este álbum faça o mesmo para todos.”
But Ever’s favorite song on the album? “Yellow,” a cover of Coldplay’s hit.
“I’m such a huge Coldplay fan. I walked down the aisle at my wedding to one of their songs and so I really wanted this song to be on the album,” ela diz. “So it makes sense that this would be his favorite track!”
Michele says that she has enjoyed the last year with her baby and has found “a new and favorite” moment with him every day as he continues to grow.
“Those first few months when you bring your baby home from the hospital you are so exhausted but you relish those quiet still moments together. I thought I would miss that so much and I do but I’m really enjoying this phase right now where he is so engaged and we can start to have conversations and communicate together,” ela diz. “Every day we walk to the beach together and we sit on the sand and pick out shells and he points to the water and the birds tries to say words that he can’t yet and it’s so adorable.”
“I try to be so present and take a mental picture because it’s such a special time that he and I get to share together that I will cherish forever,” Ela adiciona.
Here’s the tracklist for Michele’s Para todo sempre, em novembro. 5.
- “Sweet Child O’ Minha”
- “Aí vem o sol”
- “Além do arco-íris”
- “Oh, Que mundo”
- “Pássaro canoro”
- “1000 Anos”
- “Canção de ninar”