Okay, so Rachel's "headband" song was downright hideous. Also downright hilarious. At first listen, everything's sounding great: ooh, there's a nice melody...it's not that bad...then, oh my gosh who wrote this song?? Oh, wait. Rachel.
But if Rachel's first attempt at songwriting in "Blame it on the Alcohol" was scary, there's no need to worry about the future. Because we have the professionals stepping in to write and produce the first couple of long-awaited original songs to be featured on the March 8 episode of Glee (also featured on the fifth soundtrack volume to be released next month). Music supervisor of the show Adam Anders tagged "superstar producer" Max Martin (Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You") onto the project to co-write "Loser Like Me", an upbeat number performed by the entire New Directions crew. (Fitting title, don't you think?)
The second original song being introduced is "Get It Right", a ballad Anders thought of with Rachel's character specifically in mind. “Lea’s storyline kind of inspired that song for me,” says Anders. “Basically, you try to do everything right and you have good motivations with everything you’re doing but everything ends up going wrong. How many times will it take for me to get it right?”
I'd say this is quite a step up from last year's Regionals.
Check out the full exclusive article via Entertainment Weekly for all the juicy details.