Sara Bareilles is back, but perhaps not quite in the way you were expecting.
The 35-year-old singer-songstress, who has provided us with many inescapable pop anthems over the years – from “Love Song” to “King of Anything” to “Brave” – has returned at last with a stunning ballad titled “She Used To Be Mine,” the lead single from her upcoming LP, called What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress (due out in November via Epic Records). So what exactly is different this time around?
Well, What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress won’t exactly be your standard Sara Bareilles album, the LP will feature songs from her upcoming Broadway musical Waitress, for which she wrote both music and lyrics. The forthcoming Broadway musical, based on the 2007 Keri Russell comedy-drama Waitress, is set to hit New York City’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April 2016. Previews for the show will begin in March, according to Playbill.
“I fell more deeply in love with the writing of the musical ‘Waitress’ than I had ever imagined,” Sara said in a statement. “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. :)”
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