“Glee” Cast Members Unite to Record Naya Rivera’s Unreleased Song

Naya Rivera at the
Naya Rivera at the "Judy" film premiere in 2019. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (10418869fm)

It’s been three years since Naya Rivera’s tragic death, and her Glee cast members came up with a special way to honor her legacy. They united to record a previously unreleased song by their late co-star, titled “Prayer for the Broken”.

“Prayer for the Broken” was originally recorded by Rivera in 2012, but it was left unfinished until now. Several Glee alums, including Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Heather Morris, Vanessa Lengies, and Ashley Fink, decided to pay homage to Rivera by putting the finishing touches on this song.

“Prayer for the Broken” was released as a part of Alexandria House’s annual Snixxmas Charity Fundraiser. Rivera was a fierce supporter of this Los Angeles-based charity, and they described this song as “a poignant reminder of Naya’s otherworldly talent and a heartfelt gift.”

Ushkowitz disused “Prayer for the Broken” with E! News, and said it’s “just a really special song now that we’ll have and more importantly, the fans will have, to be able to hear her voice again.”

Naya Rivera became a household name while playing Santana Lopez on the cult musical series Glee. She passed away in 2020, after drowning at Lake Piru in California, where she was swimming with her four-year-old son.