Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles has announced plans to release her highly anticipated new studio album this November 6th through Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment Australia. Entitled What's Inside: Songs From Waitress, the album features songs from the upcoming Broadway musical Waitress, for which she wrote both music and lyrics. The musical, which will open at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April 2016, is currently playing at The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, where it runs through to September 27th.
Reuniting with Kaledioscope Heart producer Neal Avron, the album was recorded in New York and Los Angeles and is Sara's much-anticipated follow-up to her highly-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated third studio album The Blessed Unrest. The album's first single, -She Used to Be Mine' is available at all digital retailers today.
'I fell more deeply in love with the writing of the musical 'Waitress' than I had ever imagined," said Bareilles. 'It proved impossible for me to imagine handing over the songs to the show before selfishly finding a way to sing them myself. This is a deliciously self-indulgent project and I'm sorry, I'm not sorry. :)"
Bareilles also plans to release her first book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song, on October 6th via Simon & Schuster. The book is a collection of personal essays which among other things, tells the inside stories behind some of her most popular songs, including -Love Song', -Gravity', and her most recent hit, -Brave'.
Sara Bareilles first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her widely successful hit, -Love Song' which reached #1 in 22 countries around the world from her debut album Little Voice. Since then, the Eureka, CA native has gone on to sell over 1 million copies of her debut album, earn 3 Grammy nominations including Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for -Love Song'. Bareilles' critically acclaimed sophomore release Kaledioscope Heart was released in September of 2010, debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200 chart and has gained critical praise everywhere including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, People and Los Angeles Times.
The album yielded the hit single -King of Anything', which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2011, Bareilles joined the judge's panel on the hit NBC show 'The Sing-Off'. Soon after she released her critically acclaimed Once Upon Another Time EP, which was produced by singer/songwriter and fellow 'Sing-Off" judge, Ben Folds. Sara's highly acclaimed thirst studio album, The Blessed Unrest, released in 2013 via Epic Records, debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart and was nominated for two Grammy Awards including 'Album of the Year" and 'Best Pop Performance" for her hit single -Brave'. -Brave' was a huge success in Australia, reaching the top 3 on the ARIA Charts and is certified triple platinum.