“This is so f*cking weird!” exclaimed Sara Bareilles as she walked onto the stage for her sold-out concert at the Rio Theatre on May 9th. That’s typically not the greeting you’d expect from a performer, but when it comes to Sara, anything goes!
The ever-so-brilliant singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles has released a new song, “Brave“, from her upcoming third album, The Blessed Unrest (out on July 16th).
The lyric video for “Brave” features a group of young girls singing and dancing along to the uplifting anthem of encouragement and empowerment, spreading a message of community and self-confidence.
In this webisode on the writing process behind “Brave”, Sara speaks to the song’s role as a modern-day civil rights anthem, remarking on the “honour, integrity, and beauty” of being free to be who you are, and how acts of bravery are important in giving others an opportunity to be brave as well.
As Sara’s lyrics say, don’t keep yourself caged in with fear, doubt, and pain – speak up and let the promise of better days shine through!
Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out
Honestly, I wanna see you be Brave.
Download “Brave” on iTunes.
Hear ye, hear ye! Disney and Pixar’s latest animated feature film hits right on target!
From the dream team that brought us classics such as Toy Story, Up, and Monsters, Inc. comes Brave, a tale set in a medieval Scottish kingdom with Princess Merida of the Dunbroch clan at the helm of all the action. Merida is an unconventional princess who defies the prim and proper ways of a young lady, as she prefers exploring the great outdoors to practicing her royal duties within the walls of her family’s castle. When she discovers that she is soon to be betrothed to a suitor from a neighbouring clan, the headstrong heroine is determined to do whatever it takes to change her fate, leading her to unleash a magical spell that may threaten the lives of her family and her kingdom. Merida sets off on an adventure to undo the curse and faces the most challenging test of her boldness and bravery.
If that synopsis is not enough to incite you into the theatres, here are my seven reasons as to why Brave deserves a big ‘Bravo!’