Los Angeles: Actor Darren Criss has become the first 'Glee' star to write original songs for the show.
The actor, who plays Blaine Anderson, co-wrote 'Rise' with friends Theo Katzman, Sam Hollander, Andrew Thielk, Eddie Montilla and Korey Richmond for the March 6 episode of the show, reportedly.
The upbeat track has been leaked online in full. It will be sung by members of the New Directions.
Criss, who was recently set to star in Broadway play 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch', also penned 'This Time' which will be featured in the series finale scheduled to air on March 20. It will be one of the last songs sung by Lea Michele's Rachel Berry.