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Amber Riley (Mercedes) has been doing an amazing job on Glee lately. But acting is hardly her only passion, as she proved when performing an original tune on The Queen Latifah Show this week.

Amber appeared on the show to perform "Colorblind," an original song from her upcoming debut solo album. As it turns out, Mercedes will be performing the tune on next week's Glee episode, which is Season 5, Episode 15: "Bash."

"My first love is music," Amber says. "I love to sing — nothing gives me that feeling [more] than when I get in front of a microphone."

Queen Latifah asks Amber what it's like to be back on Glee. "It's kind of weird because Mercedes is grown-up now," she admits. "It's a lot of fun, and it's great to be back."

We're loving Amber's new song, and we can't wait to hear her full album. Clearly, Glee's cast members are capable of creating amazing albums, as Lea Michele (Rachel) proved with her recent debut album, Louder.

Of course, as much as we're thrilled that Amber is starting a music career, we want her to stay on Glee for as long as possible!

What do you think of Amber's new song?

Source: Queen Latifah