Lea Michele Reveals New Album and Live Shows Are Coming 'Sooner Than You Think'

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Lea Michele is back in the music biz!
The 30-year-old Scream Queens star announced on Wednesday that she'll release a new album and hit the stage for a series of live shows in 2017. In fact, Michele promises that her performances will be coming very soon.
"2017 is off to an amazing start!" she posted on Instagram. "Excited to announce my new album will be released soon! Another New Year’s surprise... There will be limited live shows coming sooner than you think! Stay tuned!"

"I really made sure that this album was all about my voice," Michele told ET's Denny Directo at The Grove's Christmas tree lighting ceremony in December. "It was inspired by a lot of the women I grew up loving and listening to, like Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion, so I think it just really is a good representation of who I am and where I am in my life right now, and I can't wait for people to hear it."
The former Glee actress released her debut album, Louder, in March 2014, which featured a song co-written with Sia about her late boyfriend, Cory Monteith. Michele told ET not to expect quite so many songs about heartbreak on her next effort.
"I think my last album was depressing enough," she admitted with a laugh. "With this one, we got more positivity here for sure. But there are those songs. I mean, definitely be careful when you're dating a singer who writes music!"
Though she hasn't officially announced a release date, Michele has been teasing fans about the project since last year.
"Final touches on album number 2 today," she posted on July 25, sharing a selfie from inside the recording studio. "I'm so proud of this record and so excited for everything to come."
The "Cannonball" singer has seemed to be in a celebratory mood ever since the start of 2017, taking to Instagram in the buff to gush over the new year.
"Loving you so far 2017," she captioned a nude photo, posted against a picturesque background. See that snap and more in the video below!