Sara Bareilles to Issue "Once Upon Another Time" EP on May 22
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:07:42
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Spring is in the air. So is Sara. Bareilles, that is.
Songstress Sara Bareilles is set to release her brand new Once Upon Another Time EP, on May 22. She will also release a limited edition 7-inch on April 21 in celebration of Record Store Day featuring the stand out track "Stay" and 7-inch only "Beautiful Girl."
Once Upon Another Time was recorded in Nashville and produced by acclaimed singer/songwriter and fellow Sing-Off judge Ben Folds.
"I really wanted to record something that didn't have to fit any existing musical mold that has been created for me. As an artist, I feel the need to continue to grow and evolve and this EP felt like a stepping stone for me to learn how to do that with confidence. My producer, Ben Folds is not just a great friend, but a wonderful mentor who continually helps me find my inner punk-rock," said Bareilles.
"Sara is the real thing - a producer's dream," says Folds. "She opens her mouth in front of a mic and you're done. That's not just because she's one of the best singers alive, but because the songs that feed that wonderful voice are brilliant. Oh, she writes those too. She submitted herself to quite a brave process during the EP we recorded together. It's quite 'warts and all', few takes, no manipulation. Very honest. Well, look, she doesn't have warts, that's what I found out. Look as closely as you like, she just sings her ass off. She's a true musician. Without any performance gimmicks, affectations, associations, she connects intensely with her audience. She's genuine, timeless and sick talented. I'm not saying she's not weird. This chick is plain fucked up. I'm proud as hell of Sara. She's one of our rare gems in modern pop music and she's here to stay. I therefore feel I can recommend Sara Bareilles - absolutely no reservations - for the job she seeks at Starbucks."
Bareilles also recently announced that she will premiere her documentary A Trace of the Sun: Volunteering in Japan on March 23 on VEVO. She will host a sold-out premiere and benefit concert on March 17 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. March 11 will mark the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Japan and subsequent tsunami that devastated coastal cities and left over 26,000 people without homes. The documentary chronicles Bareilles' trip to Japan where she joined All Hands Volunteers relief efforts in the city of Ofunato.
EP Track Listing:
Lie To Me
Once Upon Another Time
Sweet As Whole
What song title is your favorite?