Grammy®, Tony® and Emmy® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, and author, Sara Bareilles returns with her brand new single "Armor." It is the first song off her fifth full-length album and first since 2013"due out next year via Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
"Armor" is available on all platforms now. Listen HERE!
For "Armor" and the entire record, she teamed up with legendary Academy® Award-winning producer T Bone Burnett. With its hummable bass line and topical musings "Armor" sees Sara deliver her most poignant, passionate, and powerful statement yet.
"This song was not intended to be released until next year, but it felt increasingly like it wants to belong to this moment in time," said Sara. "Sometimes the world inspires a song... and sometimes the world also inspires the release date. So here we are. I spent the summer of 2018 working with T Bone Burnett on material that is incredibly near and dear to my heart, "Armor" serving as the centerpiece. It has been one of the great artistic adventures of my life. I am incredibly proud to share the first taste of it all."
Speaking to those themes, the lyric video features real women holding up lines from the song and evoking a spirit of sisterhood and offering empowerment. Watch it HERE!
2018 marks yet another landmark year for Sara. Among numerous accolades, she co-hosted the Tony Awards®, received an Emmy® Award nomination for her role in "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," and garnered the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Hal David Starlight Award. She also teamed up with Apple as an executive producer for "Little Voice" a 10-episode series, which she will create the original music for.
This continues an impressive run of music and creative projects. 2013's Blessed Unrest would be nominated as "Album of the Year" at the GRAMMY® Awards. Shortly after, she penned the music for the Broadway hit, Waitress, for which she achieved her first Tony® Award nomination for "Best Score" and a 2017 GRAMMY® nomination for "Best Musical Theater Album." She also made her Broadway acting debut in 2017 by stepping into the lead role in Waitress.
It was recently announced that an Australian production of Waitress will premiere in Sydney in 2020. Now in its third year on Broadway, Waitress, inspired by the film of the same name, tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, choreography by Lorin Latarro, direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus and a score by Sara Bareilles.