There were a ton of albums released this summer and fall that I haven’t gotten around to commenting on yet, so I bring to you this Music Mix Megapost featuring five standouts that I felt deserved a shoutout before the year comes to an end…
“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.