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The Blessed Unrest

Sara Bareilles

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Simply beautiful

Sara Bareilles is a woman with a huge heart. She plays and writes music from the soul. It's difficult to find raw talent these days and it's really refreshing to hear Sara come out with new material. Her flawless, soothing vocals over a mix of pop and jazz music really give her that distinctive quality that makes her like no other artist. This is how young female pop artists should be. She's healthy, intelligent, inspirational, and a great role model to young and older audiences everywhere. She always had that "underdog" mentality and that's what I like the most about her. She likes being herself and doesn't compromise or let popularity get the best of her. Just a raw, passionate person with lots of heart and soul. God bless Miss Bareilles, she is truly a gift to modern pop music.

It Can't Be A Mistake If I Call It "Change"

The album opens with infectious beat of the drums from “Brave,” setting a triumphant
theme for the album. The beginning of “Chasing The Sun” tricks the listener into believing an unoriginal radio tune is imminent but sheds it disguise and reveals intricate melodic lines and deep harmonic rushes gluing the listener to the radio. The up-beat “Hercules” hones in on the casual sophistication that this album has already established in just two tracks. Sounding reminiscent of her earlier collaborative EP (“Once Upon Another Time), Bareilles shows her musical progression while holding true to the earlier, unique sounds that listeners held dear. Keeping a similar theme, “Manhattan” adds to list of tear-wrenching ballads that Bareilles has compiled over her career. Having had released this track months before the release of the album, fans already had the conception that this album would be a traditional triumph for Bareilles. The track “Satellite Call” keeps the mellow mood of the previous track but adds the soulful depth that is scarcely found in songwriting, and is a tact used by Bareilles infrequently so that it becomes a treat for her fans when they identify it in songs. “Little Black Dress” lightens up the mood with its infectious beat and brassy sling proving that this album is anthemic. Long time Bareilles fans melt at the sounds of “Cassiopeia” and “1000 Times” as the sound transports them back to younger days (around the “Careful Confessions” album) while just touching on her newer flair. However, Bareilles proves that she can still write a hit pop tune through the catchy and radio-ready “I Choose You.” “Eden” follows, utilizing a different, but captivating beat that fans refuse to turn the album off at this point. The harmonic hero “Islands” is a treat for true Bareilles fans who know that her roots are in acapella choirs. This tracks combines the best of that with various hints of her debut album (“Little Voice”). The nostalgic “December” wraps up the album, reminding fans that although Sara Bareilles has progressed with the times, she is still the songwriter that they always loved and that there is nothing that can alter that. And although new fads in progressive music seem to invade at times, “shadow won’t let it in.”

A True Artist!

Sara Bareilles never ceases to amaze me. She is one of the few musicians I know that continues to grow as a writer and singer with EVERY new release of music! I'm sure The Blessed Unrest will be no different, from listening to "Brave" and "Manhattan".

Biography

Born: December 7, 1979 in Eureka, CA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

A gifted songwriter and a versatile pianist with no formal training, Sara Bareilles burst onto the pop scene with a naturally skilled voice that ranged from powerful and soulful to sweet and gentle, earning her instant comparisons to Fiona Apple and Norah Jones. At age 18, she left the Redwood forests of her hometown, Eureka, California, in pursuit of a music career in Los Angeles. Although she attended UCLA's Communication Studies...
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