For our first look at the upcoming “Glee” tribute episode to Cory Monteith entitled “The Quarterback” in terms of the music alone we are ready to tear up over what is an extremely emotional song.
The track below is “Make You Feel My Love,” the classic Bob Dylan hit that has been covered many times over the years by various artists. Lea Michele is the latest person to offer up her rendition of the track, but we do feel that few singers before her covering this same song have managed to get people sobbing over it in the same way that Michele does. This may not be the first song that Lea recorded following Cory’s death, but it is the first one recorded that is meant solely to be about him. It’s soft, understated, and all the more touching because of the meaning behind it. This is not another one of those huge numbers that we have seen play out on the show in the past. Its goal is much more simple: To touch you, and make you miss Cory in the way that Rachel and Lea both do.
This performance may be one of the only times in which you see Rachel during this episode. Due to all sorts of factors related to story and timing, Lea’s role in the episode is going to be somewhat minimized. The last thing that anyone wants to do put her through the wringer at a time when she needs support and love.
So is “Make You Feel My Love” going to sell tons of copies? You better believe it, but the good news is that proceeds from this track are going straight to charity. This is a change from most “Glee” songs, but it is appropriate given the subject matter.
If you missed it earlier, click here if you want to watch a promo for ‘The Quarterback.”