Sara Bareilles – Love Song

By • Feb 21st, 2009 • Category: Commercial, Music, Pop
Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles is an American singer-songwriter and plays piano. I first heard her playing on the Live From Abbey Road series (which turns out to be a gem). On the show she explains how her 2007 Billboard topping “Love Song” came about. First have a listen to it over at www.myspace.com/sarabareilles, its a great little song.

Now lets not kid ourselves this is unselfconsciously slick and incredibly  commercial music. I don’t actually have a problem with that, mainly because it’s bloody good stuff. Have a listen to the video below.

Here is her take from her website…

“What kind of music is it?”
I write mostly on piano and I’m a girl, so lots of people say it’s Norah Jones, or Fiona Apple. That’s fine. I love Norah’s subtlety and Fiona’s fierce lyrical prowess. But I also have an affinity for the playful and intelligent-pop of people like Elton John and Ben Folds. And although I don’t necessarily write like them, Radiohead, the Police and Bjork changed my musical consciousness. Ben Gibbard writes better lyrics than I can even imagine up. Etta James and Sam Cooke make me wish I lived 50 years ago. Counting Crows recorded an album that I consider to be perfect, and Bob Marley created music that makes me want to be a better human being.

So there’s all that. And it’s all in there. In me. Somewhere. So do what you will with that information, I know it’s vague, but it’s the best I can do.

Treat yourself to the “Live from Abbey Road” video of Sara Bareilles playing “Love Song”, it’s brilliant

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Websites at www.sarabmusic.com/ and www.myspace.com/sarabareilles

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