Last week, Sara Bareilles revealed to Variety that her long-awaited 5th studio album was officially in the mixing phase. At the time, it was reported that following a single – potentially out this year – her new album will be released early in 2019. Today, Sara shared another update on her imminent new album. In an Instagram post, Sara gushed about Sylvia Rhone, the president of Sara’s record label, Epic Records. Sara also revealed that she just played her whole finished album for Sylvia. Sara ends with an exciting message: “We are on our way…”
Check out Sara’s full post below:
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This is @iamsylviarhone…she is a complete badass who has busted down doors and trail blazed in just about every way possible. She is the president of @epicrecords, my label, and has championed me and had faith in me and waited patiently for a new album for 5 years. Well we just played her my entire new record, and she is the first to hear it. I got goosebumps getting to share it with her and I have never been more proud to be collaborating with such a powerful, visionary woman. Can’t wait to get started. We are on our way….🙏🏽🎈
Sara’s forthcoming 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 over five years.
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 in June, 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.
Most recently, Sara teamed up with Common on a new song called “The Train,” in the indie film All About Nina. And next month, we’ll hear her take on “Tightrope” from the upcoming compilation, The Greatest Showman – Reimagined. All things considered, Sara Bareilles is a hard woman to keep up with!
It’s great to finally know more about Sara’s imminent new album! It will also be exciting to finally get to hear new Sara Bareilles music – hopefully later this year. Now that it’s finished and getting approval from Epic Records, it won’t be long before we get to hear the new songs! Catch up on all we know about it so far, and keep checking back here for all the latest Sara Bareilles music news.
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