Sara Bareilles checked in with fans on her official web site on Tuesday (June 1), explaining the title of her upcoming album ‘Kaleidoscope Heart’. The American singer songwriter tells readers:
I’m officially announcing the name of the Record!
It’s called: “Kaleidoscope Heart”
(roaring applause and ooohs and aaahs like the audience is looking at a floating pink elephant that speaks Portuguese, please.)
I picked out the name of the record months before I even finished writing the songs. I love the imagery of those words, and they’re really representative of how I envision my heart. It’s a colorful but fragmented, ever-changing sum of all the bits and pieces that make it up. A Kaleidoscope is the tool that helps make sense of the mess. Or at least makes it nice to look at. :)
More importantly I named this record “Kaleidoscope Heart” because, like my last name, people will misspell the sh*t out of it.
There’s beauty in that.
Or at least I remain mildly amused by it.
I hope you like it….
The second webisode in the making of Sara Bareilles’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope Heart’ has been posted online. Sara introduces her band in the clip before they worked on the song ‘Uncharted’. The singer songwriter told her MySpace friends about the track:
This song saved me in a way. This was the one that finally helped me break through my writer’s block. At the suggestion of my friend, Eric Rosse (who produced Little Voice) I turned all my pain and worry and fear into something that made sense. And this song came out, and the flood gates opened for the rest of the record.
On a side note, this is also my dad’s favorite song on the record. He’s already decided that he wants me to play this on a really big stage and have a whole orchestra on stage while I walk around the audience and point at things emphatically. I told him I’d work on that. Hope you like it.
Watch the video via YouTube below.
The first webisode in the making of Sara Bareilles’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope Heart’ has been posted online, featuring the singer songwriter at the Village Recorder Studios in Los Angeles. “It’s been a long process getting back into the studio and I’ve been really skittish to do it, but I got here this morning for the first time, and I feel like we’re gonna kick some ass,” Sara says in the video.
Aqualung checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@aqualung) on Monday (March 29), discussing news that his song with Sara Bareilles, ‘Remember Us’, will be featured on Thursday’s episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. Matt Hales writes:
Right. So. This coming Thursday (not to be confused with Coming Thursday which is something quite different) April 1st one of my new songs will be on Grey’s Anatomy (airing on ABC at 9PM ET). The song is called Remember Us and is one of my favorites. It’s heavy and sad and fond and sadder still because of how much fondness there is. My friend the lovely and very talented Ms Sara Bareilles is singing with me and it all came out so very well that I sometimes forget it’s me and get all caught up and teary.
So please watch and listen and I hope you like it.
Sara Bareilles talked with Billboard at the studio about how she reacts to hearing her own music while shopping, how writing for the new album has been tough for her, wanting to diversify the sound on the record, and keeping a handheld digital with her for whenever an idea hits her, and her song in tribute to ‘Jersey Shore’.
“As I’m practicing it at home, I’m like, ‘This is horrible. This could go really poorly,'” Sara said of the ‘Jersey Shore’ song. “Literally I wrote it like an hour before I had to be at the show. It was just meant to be funny. People laughed and I had a good time with it and it ended up being seen by more people than I thought would see it.”
Watch the segment below the cut. (more…)
Sara Bareilles performed a holiday themed song she wrote in homage to ‘Jersey Shore’ at Room 5 in Los Angeles last month. “For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s ridiculous,” Sara told the audience before performing the tune set to Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’. “But it’s like a trainwreck and I can’t stop watching it. It’s like these people you’re like, ‘I can’t believe you exist, but you’re real! And they made a show about you!'” Watch the intro and performance below.
Sara Bareilles checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@sarabareilles) on Saturday (September 26), discussing her experience attending the G-20 Pittsburgh summit last week, where she got a chance to sit next to First Lady Michelle Obama. The singer songwriter tells readers:
I couldn’t believe they said I would be at her table, but then they said I’d be right next to her… oh em gee 20. She is so kind and warm and I literally watched her put everyone in the room at ease, myself included. Her grace is effortless, and she made me feel welcomed as a guest and not a tag along. (although I’d have settled for tag along) Being in the company of all these incredible women was a peek into a world that I’ve never seen before, and it was fascinating. Differences of opinion or policy aside, it’s a group of women who share a very unique experience as First Ladies. Its not an easy position to be in, and they seem to do it with such poise and dignity. I felt like I got to see that they have frustrations and aspirations and faults like every last one of us.
For me, they all became human.
I was deeply inspired by that.
My gratitude goes out to every last person that made this day possible. I will most definitely never forget this experience.
And to Mrs. Obama, you are my hero.
Sara Bareilles checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@sarabareilles) on Tuesday (July 21), talking about a discount deal for her major label debut ‘Little Voice’ for students. The singer songwriter tells readers:
It’s a scenario I know all too well. You’re a college kid and you try to make a package of ramen last for two meals. That’s why that little sheet of noodles comes in two layers, right? Wrong. I get it though. I did all sorts of things to make the money stretch. I lived at the dollar store. I made meals of condiment bars in the food court, and especially Mexican restaurants. (yay salsa and jalepenos!) I microwaved coffee I made the day before. Still do that. Don’t tell the cool kids.
Long story short…. (too late) We’re doing a deal for you kids with a .EDU ADDRESS. Here it is.
Digital album is $12.99. If you enter your .edu email address you will be sent a discount code for $7.99 which will allow you to buy the digital version of ‘Little Voice’ for $5.00!
Sara Bareilles checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@sarabareilles) on Monday (July 20), talking about the latest release from OneRepublic’s debut album ‘Dreaming Out Loud’, which she’s featured on. The singer songwriter tells readers:
In which we stand…
That was my clever way of mentioning that m’boys in OneRepublic have just released their latest single on iTunes called “Come Home.” Needless to say I was so flattered when Ryan asked me to sing on this track, and I’m excited for you guys to hear it. He also told me the very sentimental story behind the song about a friend of his that was serving in the military and his fiancé at home, and their struggles to get through a very difficult time. It really touched me. He wrote a beautiful song that is both hopeful, and sad, and I feel lucky to have been a part of it. Hope you like it.
Sara Bareilles checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@sarabareilles) on Tuesday (May 26), posting footage of her ‘One Sweet Love’ performance at the UCSD Sun God Festival 2009. The singer songwriter tells readers:
So, San Diego and I have had a love affair. I applaud them for lots of reasons, one of them being their willingness to attempt to make a soft-pop-rock concert a raucous occasion. This lovely camera person captured what will forever be one of my favorite moments on stage.
Ibiza here we come.