The road to Nationals continues for New Directions, the Ohio high-school choir with the New York state of mind. As anticipation builds for Fox's May 24 season finale of 'Glee,' another original song has been released, and can be heard here after the jump.

'Pretending,' with lead vocals by Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, is a ballad with a heartbeat-mimicking back beat, and it showcases a more mature sound from the 'Glee' crew.

As AOL Music recently reported, the show's producers pegged Savan Kotecha to write a fresh track for this spring's season finale episode, and the result sounds as if Rachel and Finn may be 'Pretending' to make up, with the baggage of their past keeping them from being together -- or maybe the passionate duet is all just a make-believe daydream?

You can have a listen to 'Pretending' here.