Sara Bareilles has been teasing a new album for a couple of years, and finally started working on it last month. She’s now busy making music – which, in light of our current social and political climate, will sound “broken, but it has heart” – and keeping eager fans up to date on her progress. Sara has recently shared a few images and, even more exciting, some videos. Check out all her latest updates below:
Hear some slick drums and bass:
Hear how soft is loud:
Sara initially hoped to have a record out by the end of 2017, but last fall she gave an update, stating that 2018 will be the year. At the time, she already had some “slick songs” ready. Depending on how fast the recording process is, Sara may get the album out by the end of this year. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if 2019 ends up being the winning year.
Sara’s last regular album, The Blessed Unrest, came out in July 2013. Though it’s been half a decade already, Sara has certainly kept busy with other projects. Indeed, the last five years since then have been a whirlwind of activity. It started with a musical called Waitress, for which Sara composed all the songs. It debuted in Boston in summer 2015. That November, a selection of those new songs appeared on Sara’s themed album, What’s Insides: Songs From Waitress. That fall Sara also released a book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song.
Things didn’t slow down there. In 2016, Waitress went to Broadway; in 2017 – and again earlier this year – Sara took on the lead role of Jenna. She also played Mary Magdalene in NBC’s adaption of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, composed a song for the SpongeBob Square Pants musical, wrote a song called “Seriously” in light of the 2016 presidential election, and released “If I Dare,” a song she composed for the 2017 film, Battle Of The Sexes. She hosted the Tonys last month, is composing music for a new dramedy series called Little Voice (a reference to her major label debut?), and just received a prestigious award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame. All things considered, Sara Bareilles is a hard woman to keep up with!
It will be exciting to finally get a new Sara Bareilles album – hopefully later this year! Catch up on all we know about it so far, and keep checking back here for all the latest Sara Bareilles music news. We anticipate more updates while she’s making music in the studio.