Sara Bareilles Probably Still Won't Write You A Love Song

This program was originally broadcast on October 21, 2015.

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles goes fully confessional in her new memoir, “Sounds Like Me.” She joins us.

Singer-songwriter Sara Barielles on the cover of her new memoir, "Sounds Like Me." (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)
Singer-songwriter Sara Barielles on the cover of her new memoir, "Sounds Like Me." (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles climbed up the music business the old fashioned singer-songwriter way. Teenage drama turned into heartfelt songs set to piano, sent to the world. Little bars then big stages then big hits: "Love Song," "King of Anything," "Brave." Now she’s got a musical headed to Broadway, and she telling the story of how it all happened. How it worked for her. With plenty of confession and confusion along the way. This hour On Point, we talk with Sara Bareilles.
-- Tom Ashbrook


Sara Bareilles, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. Author of the new book, "Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song." Her albums include "The Blessed Unrest," "Little Voice" and "Careful Confessions." (@SaraBareilles)

From Tom’s Reading List

Hollywood Reporter: Sara Bareilles' Fourth Album Previews Songs From 'Waitress' Broadway Musical — "The musical is based on the 2007 Fox Searchlight indie hit of the same name, which grossed north of $19 million domestically. Written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, it starred Russell as a pregnant, unhappily married diner server in the deep South who makes extraordinary pies. She hopes that the prize money from a baking contest may provide her with the means to start a new life."

WBUR's Artery: With A.R.T.’s ‘Waitress,’ Diane Paulus Whips Up A Musical As Sharp As It Is Sweet — "Adhering closely to the film but replacing its droll interspersing of offbeat pop and classical bursts with an original score, 'Waitress' is the singing, dancing equivalent of chick lit. Smartly then, Paulus has matched it to a mostly female creative team, the cleverest choice being that of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles as composer/lyricist. Bareilles has never before undertaken a musical, but her pulsing, piano-driven tunes and sincere, ringing ballads both carry the story and set the now quirky, now aching mood."

Rolling Stone: Sara Bareilles on Overcoming Her Fear of Playing Solo — "I'm a social person and I'm used to working as a band member. I like that. I like being a part of a family onstage and on the road. I think I really attributed a lot of success to the people around me. I still do but I think it was important for me to realize I was strong enough to be able to do it on my own as well."

Read An Excerpt Of "Sounds Like Me" By Sara Bareilles


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