Michele says the photographer behind these risqué snapshots is her close pal and hair dresser, Sarah Potempa.
"Mario Testino has the towel series. He has celebrities taking pictures in towels, so I did my lamer version, the bed series, of traveling all the time and being in different beds," she explained of her inspiration. "It started sort of simple, and then it became more and more naked. And more and more calls to my dad having to explain to him what he might see."
All jokes aside, Michele got serious while talking about her second album, which drops April 28.
"I'm in a very positive place in my life, but of course, love has its ups and downs, and there's a few of those breakup songs on the album," she revealed. "For me, my music is my time to be honest, so be careful dating a singer or you might get Taylor Swifted. There you go, then there's a song about you out there."
When asked if fans will know who her breakup songs are about, Michele said that "doesn't matter, as long as the person listening to it knows who [he] is."
ET caught up with Michele back in December, where she teased PLACES would focus on her powerful vocals.
"[The album] was inspired by a lot of the women I grew up loving and listening to, like Barbra Streisand, so I think it just really is a good representation of who I am and where I am in my life right now," she said. "I can't wait for people to hear it."