The late “Glee” star, Cory Monteith was a member of the band ‘Bonnie Dune’ prior to his death from a drug overdose last year. The band released one of Monteith’s songs recorded in May 2013, one of the last songs he recorded before he died in July, according to a Feb. 3 post on E! Online.
Bonnie Dune has released their debut album, “Miramar”, which features six songs – all with Monteith performing on each track. The album was recorded in Los Angeles about a month before that fateful day in July.
Justin Wilczynski, the lead vocalist for the band, said that when the group wrapped up in May 2013, Monteith ‘went to a dark place.’ Wilczynski credits Monteith with helping to put the band together. Together they worked on song writing and when they felt the songs were ready, they began recording them.
Wilczynski had this to say about that time period:
"We finished these particular six songs quite a while ago. Some things happened where Cory needed to take a break and we realized that he was struggling and that he was having a hard time, so we took a bit of a hiatus from the writing and recording process."
"We were always thinking we were going to go back and do more songs to release a full length record--I wanted to do a 10-song record. When Cory passed we decided we would just release all the songs we recorded with him and release all the ones that we have."
When asked if he thought of Miramar as a farewell album for the former “Glee” star, Wilczynski said he preferred to think of it as a celebration of Monteith’s life. He said the young actor was important to the members of Bonnie Dune and would definitely be missed.
You can hear the song on the video with this article. What do you think of “Maybe Tonight” by “Glee” star Cory Monteith’s band Bonnie Dune?
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