“You can be amazing. You can turn a phrase in to a weapon or a drug. You can be the outcast or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love or you can start speaking up,” belts pop performer Sara Bareilles on her latest single, “Brave.”
The song, which she wrote with Fun lead guitarist Jack Antonoff, is destined to become an LGBT anthem for the ages and was inspired by one of Bareilles’s close friends, who was struggling with coming out of the closest.
“I think there’s so much honor and integrity and beauty in being able to be who you are,” Bareilles says, citing one of the many reasons she was compelled to write the lyrics for the song. “It’s important to be brave because by doing that you also give others permission to do the same.”
"Brave" is the first single off Bareilles' highly anticipated third studio album, The Blessed Unrest, which is set for release on July 16th.