In the candid clip Menzel, 45, reveals that her new album, simply titled Idina., is an incredibly personal one. "I've had a crazy couple years, some good stuff, some bad stuff and I got in the studio with some of the most amazing people—songwriters and producers—and poured my heart out, and used my music as a place to kind of figure some things out," she told fans.
As for the title of the album? "I want you to know me on a first-name basis, I guess," she offered, stressing the importance of the period at the end of her name. "It kind of gives it a little attitude."
Menzel went on to perform an acoustic version of a single from the album called "I See You," an emotional ballad about heartbreak and loneliness.
Idina. is slated for a Sept. 23 release and is available for pre-sale now. "I See You" is available to free with all album preorders. Watch the announcement and her performance of "I See You" above