Sara Bareilles Teases New Album, ‘More Love’
We knew the day was coming soon, and now it’s even closer! Sara Bareilles just teased a bit of her upcoming concept album of Little Voice songs. In case you haven’t heard, Sara composed all the music for a new Apple TV+ series called Little Voice, which just had its season one finale on August 21st. Sara already released her own recording of the theme song, “Little Voice,” in June. Now the full album is on its way, and Sara has revealed that it’s titled More Love: Songs From Little Voice Season One. In a new teaser, we can hear a bit of its title track, “More Love.”
See a teaser video featuring some of Sara’s “More Love” below:
We’ve already heard two full versions of “More Love.” First we got the full song used in episode five of Little Voice, as sung by Brittany O’Grady playing Bess King. See the official music video for that below:
Then, a few weeks ago, we got to hear Sara’s original demo of the song. We also got her demos of “Hemingway (Dear Hope)” and “Simple And True”; both will appear on her forthcoming album as well. Listen to her “More Love” demo here:
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 “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.”
All nine episodes of season one are out now, and they’ve come with nine original songs for Bess King’s character. We would expect all of those to appear on More Love: Songs From Little Voice Season One. A possible 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
While we await Sara’s concept album, be sure to enjoy the full Little Voice cast album out 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 features nine 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.
All nine episodes of Little Voice are available now. We’ve watched them all and are truly loving the show! We sure hope there will be a second season!
Girls5eva Acting Role
Little Voice isn’t the only TV series Sara’s a part of! While she composes the music and serves as an executive producer there, Sara’s moving into acting in another TV series. Earlier this month, it was announced that Sara will star in a new comedy series called Girls5eva, coming to Peacock in the next year or two.
In the show, Girls5eva is a retired ’90s girl group who had only one hit in their short career. Now, over two decades later, a popular young rapper sampled their song, and the girl group reunites to give their pop star dreams another chance. Sara will star as Dawn, one of the Girls5eva members, who’s now managing her family’s Italian restaurant in Queens. She’s reluctant to get the group back together, but it may be exactly what she needs right now.
We never saw this move coming, but we’re excited to see Girls5eva! Sara has continued to prove how talented and capable she is. From pop music to books, from musicals to TV production, she continues to shine. We’re sure her acting will be nothing short of spectacular. It’s unclear when Girls5eva will premiere, but we’ll keep you posted.
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!).
One year ago 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 last year, 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
Enjoy the new preview of “More Love,” and get ready to hear the rest of the album! Though Sara didn’t share a release date, we’re predicting it’ll be out sometime in September. Keep checking back here for all the latest Sara Bareilles music news.
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