Sara Bareilles is currently on her Little Black Dress Tour, in support of her Grammy-nominated third album, The Blessed Unrest. Being the generous singer-songwriter that she is, Sara used her show last night in Raleigh, NC to treat fans to a new song! “She Used To Be Mine” is a heart-wrenching ballad that is introspective and sad, yet also empowering.
Sara wrote “She Used To Be Mine” for a musical called Waitress, which is an adaptation of the 2007 film of the same name. In June 2013, it was announced that Sara would score the musical – a first for the pop singer. Waitress is set to be ready for the 2015-2016 Broadway season.
Waitress is about Jenna, a pregnant waitress trapped in an abusive marriage. She longs for a better life, and may find one when a nice doctor comes into town. As Sara describes, “She Used To Be Mine” is written from Jenna’s perspective:
She is this amazing pie genius and she works at this tiny little southern diner, and she’s married to a man she doesn’t love, and she just got pregnant with a baby she doesn’t want. And she is going through a mid-life crisis, and I found myself really connecting with this character and wanting to tell her story, and so I’m gonna sing to you the ballad she sings sort of at the pinnacle of her realizing that she’s not the person that she thought she was.
Watch Sara Bareilles perform “She Used To Be Mine” in Raleigh, NC below:
It doesn’t capture the end of the song, but you can hear Sara’s introductory description of the song at the beginning of this video:
What do you think of “She Used To Be Mine”? It sounds to us like Waitress is going to be a great musical with excellent songs and scoring!
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