Last October, Sara Bareilles kicked off her new album era with its long-awaited lead single, “Armor.” In December, Sara worked with director Diane Martel on a music video for the feminist anthem. Although we still haven’t gotten to see that “Armor” music video, Sara seems to have moved on to single #2! Today, Sara filmed a music video for her next single, “Fire”!
Sara joined choreographer Travis Wall and actors Chelsea Thedinga and Daniel Gaymon for the video shoot in Brooklyn today. It was a one-day shoot that took up most of the day.
Check out some behind-the-scenes shots from the video shoot below:
Following “Armor,” “Fire” will serve as the second single from Sara’s upcoming 5th studio album, due out this spring. The album was produced by T Bone Burnett. Fittingly, the new music has a rootsy sound and will touch on politics, Obama, and love (for Obama, but also for Sara’s boyfriend, Joe Tippett). The imminent album will be Sara’s first in six years. Catch up on all we know about it so far.
Sara’s last standard studio 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. It started in 2015, when Sara released a book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song. That year also launched Sara’s career in musicals.
Sara composed all the songs for a musical called Waitress, which 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. In 2016, Waitress went to Broadway; in 2017 – and again in 2018 – Sara took on the lead role of Jenna. She played Jenna for a third time in the last month, and just finished her run yesterday. It sure didn’t take Sara long to get back to her own pop music!
In other musical theater news, Sara also played Mary Magdalene in NBC’s adaption of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, composed a song for the SpongeBob Square Pants musical, and co-hosted the Tonys last June. In October, Sara shared a cover of “Theodosia Reprise” for October’s “Hamildrop,” and in November her cover of “Tightrope” appeared on the new compilation album, The Greatest Showman – Reimagined.
More in line with her standard pop career, Sara 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. Last September, Sara teamed up with Common on a new song called “The Train,” in the indie film All About Nina. Sara is also currently composing music for a new dramedy series called Little Voice (loosely based on Sara’s own life, and indeed a reference to her major label debut). Sara also just received a prestigious award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame. All things considered, Sara Bareilles is a hard woman to keep up with!
Amongst the whirlwind of activity, fans have patiently awaited a new record. At this point, we won’t have to wait much longer! We still don’t know when we’ll see the videos for “Armor” and “Fire” – or when we’ll get to hear “Fire” – but all new music should be just around the corner at this point! The album is expected sometime this spring, and Sara’s full attention will be on it in the coming months. Catch up on all we know about the new record so far while we wait.
It’s exciting to know that the second single is so close! Stay tuned for when we’ll get to hear “Fire” and see the music videos for it and “Armor.” We expect that we’ll also learn more about Sara’s upcoming album really soon here, too. Keep checking back here for all the latest Sara Bareilles music news.
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