Two days after Christmas, Lea Michele's surprised fans with the release of a new song, "Battlefield," the second single from her upcoming album, Louder. There’s just one thing: This new song describes a messy breakup.
So is “Battlefield” supposed to be autobiographical? Many artists pen breakup songs following a split, so are we supposed to infer that perhaps Lea’s relationship with Glee co-star Cory Monteith had already ended prior to his tragic death on July 13?
Nope, don’t think so! Not every artist is Taylor Swift. Lea recorded “Battlefield” while she and Cory were still dating, and there were plenty of photos of the two seeming very coupley in the months before his sudden passing.
However, there have been rumors that Lea and Cory weren’t together in July. Their main evidence is that the two weren’t seen together during the last few weeks of his life. Their last photos as a couple were taken June 22, when they were at the airport coming back from a trip to NYC. After that, Cory went to Japan and then to Canada, so he and Lea couldn’t possibly have been spotted together. They were in different countries.
But that doesn’t mean they split. And even if they did split in early July, “Battlefield” had already been recorded at that point. The song can’t be about a Cory breakup. The timeline just doesn’t add up.
In fact, not only were Cory and Lea still going strong, they were on the verge of taking a major step in their relationship. Despite rumors that Cory had secretly popped the question, they we not engaged, though the couple seemed headed in that direction. Cory was practically already living with Lea, and he was planning on officially moving in with her following his fateful trip home to Canada.
With all that in mind, we consider this rumor conclusively busted.
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