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Our queen is back, and she's better than ever...
April 5, 2019
One thing about Sara Bareilles is that she knows how to tell a story. This is evermore apparent in her new album, Amidst the Chaos, coming off of years cooking up (er, creating) her Broadway musical, Waitress. This album is more theatrical, more grounded, than some of her more catchy, more bubblegum pieces from her past (T Bone Burnett! I'm so here for this collaboration!) This album shows that Ms. Bareilles has a deep understanding of the world around her, and isn't afraid to use her voice in a time of uncertainty (er, "chaos"). I have been a super fan for a long time, and this feels like a breakthrough moment for her; not just commercially but personally. We should be happy to have her.