Sara Bareilles has been generous with her fans lately, and it looks like we have yet more to look forward to! In tweet today that started off celebrating International Women’s Day, Sara then sneakily shifted her attention to something fans will surely love: more music. She asked for name ideas that could be used to title “a few EPs” containing “previously unreleased songs.” She suggested “The Lost EPs” herself, and pretended she’s asking for an unnamed friend. Of course, fans in the comments got excited, and so did we at Hidden Jams.
Check it Sara’s tweet teasing EPs of previously unreleased songs:
In case you didn’t know, Sara has tons of unreleased songs. We have a long list of songs she’s played live, demos that have leaked, and names we’ve heard over the years. There are likely many more songs we don’t know about, too. You can check out our (hopefully mostly accurate) list of unreleased Sara songs here, but below is our wishlist of what we hope to see on her upcoming EPs.
Our Personal Wishlist
Of the songs we’ve heard live or in demo form, we’d especially love to hear studio recordings of “August Moon,” “Before I Ever Knew Better,” “Goodbye Song,” “Hemingway” [swoon! It’s superior to “Dear Hope,” just saying], “King Restless,” “Lights Down,” “Little Devil,” “Only Shadows,” “Too Good For You (So Sorry),” and “Waiting To See.”
From the list of song names we’ve gathered, we’re particularly intrigued by “Don’t Want To Love You,” “Hopeless,” “Not In Love,” “Only Thought I Loved You,” and “Undecided.”
Or, you know, all of them!
What known songs do you hope to see on Sara’s upcoming EPs? Let us know in the comments!
Multiple EPs of Previously Unreleased Songs?!
Notice how Sara indicated that she plans to release “a few EPs”? How many EPs are we talking? How will the songs be divided up? Sara hasn’t revealed much else, but if we had to guess, here’s what we’re thinking: one EP of leftover songs from each album era. Imagine hearing the songs that were left off of Little Voice, the ones that didn’t make it onto Kaleidoscope Heart, and the songs not on The Blessed Unrest? And if there were any leftovers from Amidst The Chaos, that could make four EPs in total.
How many EPs do you think Sara will grant us? How do you think the songs will be divided up? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Last September, Sara put out her special album, More Love: Songs From Little Voice Season One. As the title suggests, these are songs she wrote that were featured in her lovely Apple TV+ series, Little Voice. While Sara originally wrote some of the songs 15+ years ago, others are newer compositions specifically written for the show.
In many ways, we at Hidden Jams largely think of More Love as its own kind of rarities collection. Several of the songs were leftovers from previous albums. We all know the story behind “Little Voice,” a song that should have been on the 2007 album of the same name. Similarly, “Simple And True” was a song Sara wrote years ago and never released.
Although Sara re-recorded all of the songs last summer, More Love is like a precursor to the upcoming EPs of previously unreleased songs.
More from Sara
Prior to More Love, Sara’s last studio album was Amidst The Chaos, released in April 2019. It launched the singles “Armor” and “Fire,” plus promo singles “No Such Thing” and “Saint Honesty.” Later that year, Sara also released the 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.”
Speaking of unreleased songs, in November 2019, five mysterious old Sara demos leaked online. She recorded them in the 2000s with Ryan Dusick, formerly of Maroon 5.
In 2020, Sara also appeared in several collaborations. In January 2020, Sara appeared on lovely acoustic version of “Teach You” with Emily King. Last fall, she and Meg Toohey released their song “Lucky Streak,” honoring Broadway star Nick Cordero, who died of COVID in spring 2020. Then in November, Sara joined Todd Carey for an updated acoustic version of his 2007 song “Smile”; Sara had previously sung backup on the original release 13 years prior. That same month, Sara joined Josh Groban for a cover of “Both Sides Now,” originally by Joni Mitchell.
Beyond music, Sara can also add acting to her ever-growing resume: Last August, it was announced that Sara will star in a new comedy series called Girls5eva, coming to Peacock in the next year or so. They’ve already shot the full first season, and the show will be available to watch very soon!
New EPs, Coming Soon!
We don’t yet know when Sara’s EPs of previously unreleased songs will be out, but we’re guessing sometime this spring. In any case, we’re pretty excited. Keep checking back here for all the latest Sara Bareilles music news.