Sara Bareilles has been out of the pop music spotlight for a few years, but she’s back now with her first single since 2015. She wrote “If I Dare” for the new film, Battle Of The Sexes, in theaters September 22nd. The movie portrays tennis players Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and their iconic 1973 tennis match. Its backdrop is the dawning of the women’s movement and the sexual revolution, and Sara’s new song brings out these themes beautifully.
“If I Dare” starts off with percussive sung “do do do” and finger snaps, slowly building up as piano, strings, and drums join in. Sara declares her own strength and self-worth, affirming that she doesn’t need help or pity. If she goes for it, she knows she’ll have it in the end. “If I Dare” is a captivating song that once again affirms Sara’s skill for empowering anthems.
Listen to “If I Dare” below:
You can stream “If I Dare” on Spotify or download it from iTunes now.
Sara’s last studio album, The Blessed Unrest, came out in July 2013. It launched her hit single, “Brave,” written for a friend struggling to come out. She also released her musical album, What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress, in November 2015. It’s made up of songs Sara wrote for the Broadway musical, Waitress, including her ballad, “She Used To Be Mine.”
Sara is currently working on her next studio album. Enjoy “If I Dare” while we wait for album #5 – it may be a good indication of how the new songs will sound. Book fans will also love Sara’s 2015 autobiography, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song. It’s a must-read for Sara Bareilles fans, music lovers, and autobiography buffs alike.
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