Reporting Shannon Carlin
Things are starting to get back to normal at McKinley High after the near tragic events of last week. It’s time for Regionals once again and the New Directions crew is trying to find songs that fit this year’s theme, which is “dreams.”
As they try to nail down their final setlist, Marley shares two songs she wrote herself including the sweet ballad, “You Have More Friends Than You Know.” The song–featuring Blaine, Unique and Sam–assures anyone and everyone that they’re not alone.
Marley’s other song, “Outcast,” is a stomp your feet anthem for anyone on the outskirts of the popular clique. “I’d rather be a rainbow than some shade of gray,” they sing.
Both songs show different aspects of our favorite glee club, so let’s hope they don’t have to choose between the two.
Finn and Puck are giving it the old college try at where else, but college, taking a page from the Beastie Boys classic “Fight For Your Right (To Party).” The boys get snotty on the guitar-driven track throwing barbs at their hypocritical parents who always want them to get respectable haircuts and lower the volume on their stereo. Luckily, their dorm doesn’t seem to mind the noise one bit.
Before Rachel goes to audition for the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, she practices with Shelby. The mother/daughter duo trade verses on Emeli Sande’s love song “Next To Me,” but the highlight is when they sync up for the chorus.
Since the show is not one to play it subtle, Rachel’s audition song is a familiar Glee hit: “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey. It seems she’s even brought back some of her original New Directions glee-mates. Of course, with an episode titled “Sweet Dreams” it’s hard to tell whether they’re really there or not.
For the track, Rachel once again takes the lead but this time around she doesn’t sound like a young high schooler with something to prove. She sounds like a pro.
Broadway here she comes? We’ll have to wait and see.
Watch this Thursday’s episode at 8 pm EST on Fox.