A few weeks ago, Sara Bareilles revealed her plans to record a concept album of the song she wrote for the Little Voice Apple TV+ series. At the time, she didn’t indicate when she’d record it or when it would be released. Well, we have some exciting good news today: Sara’s already recording the album!
We knew something was up a couple days ago when she shared a picture of her by a microphone. But today we have official confirmation. In Sara’s new Instagram post, she captions:
Sara is recording her Little Voice concept album with producer Tyler Chester, singer-songwriter Madison Cunningham, Solomon Dorsey, audio engineer Geoff Neal, Matthew Wright, drummer Jay Bellerose, and David Boucher.
Check out Sara’s posts about recording her concept album:
Two days ago: We knew something was up when we saw that mic…
More About Sara’s Little Voice Songs
In several recent interviews, Sara has explained that the songs used in Little Voice were all written or co-written by her. (She worked with collaborators Justin Tranter, Lori McKenna, and Jack Antonoff.) Many are older songs that simply never got used on any of her past albums. “Little Voice” and an upcoming song called “Simple And True” are both examples of songs from her own back catalogue. However, Sara also wrote some new songs specifically for the series, such as one called “Ghost Light.”
The first six episodes are out now, and they’ve come with eight songs so far. We would expect all of those, plus the still-unheard “Ghost Light,” to appear on Sara’s concept album. A partial tracklisting may look something like this:
- Little Voice
- I Don’t Know Anything
- Coming Back To You
- Dear Hope
- King Of The Lost Boys
- More Love
- Tell Her
- Simple And True
- Ghost Light
There will also surely be at least one or two more songs.
While we await Sara’s concept album, be sure to enjoy the latest Little Voice cast album out now:
You can also listen to Sara’s recording of “Little Voice” now:
Little Voice: TV Series
The new Little Voice show centers on a young songwriter, Bess King, navigating New York City and trying to find her own voice. The plot loosely resembles Sara’s own start in the music business, and it’s fitting that the TV show’s theme song also serves as its title track. The half-hour dramedy series is available exclusively on Apple TV+, and first season will feature 10 episodes.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Little Voice stars Brittany O’Grady (Fox’s Star) as Bess King, a uniquely talented performer struggling to fulfill her dreams while navigating rejection, love, and complicated family issues. The show will also feature original music from Bareilles as it tells a story about finding your authentic voice and the courage to use it.
The first six episodes of Little Voice are available now. We’ve watched them all and are truly loving the show! We can’t wait for next week’s episode! Each Friday, one more episode will be made available until the season finishes in late August.
Amidst The Chaos
In April last year, Sara made her big comeback to (pop) music with the release of her album, Amidst The Chaos. It launched the singles “Armor” and “Fire,” plus promo singles “No Such Thing” and “Saint Honesty.” Though, truth be told, some of our favorite songs weren’t even singles. Check out our track-by-track review of the stellar album and be sure to listen to it (and maybe all of Sara’s albums… we’re feeling nostalgic!).
Last August, Sara Bareilles released a new EP, What’s Not Inside: The Lost Songs From Waitress. It followed Sara’s 2015 album, What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress, which featured songs she wrote for the hugely popular Broadway musical, Waitress. The EP features 6 songs that didn’t make it into the musical, plus Sara’s show-stopping ballad, “She Used To Be Mine.”
In November, five old Sara demos leaked online. She recorded them in the 2000s with Ryan Dusick, formerly of Maroon 5. Earlier this year, Sara also appeared on lovely acoustic version of “Teach You” with Emily King.
Upcoming Concept Album
We can’t wait to hear Sara’s Little Voice concept album! We’re thrilled that she’s already recording it, and we hope to hear it before the year is over. For now, enjoy the new “Little Voice” single – it’s so great to have this after all these years! You may want to revisit Sara’s 2007 album, too: Little Voice still holds up. And of course, enjoy Sara’s new Apple TV+ series; the first six episodes are out now. Keep checking back here for all the latest Sara Bareilles music news.
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