Sara Bareilles released the video for her new single "Brave", an anthem to courage and self-expression which was directed by Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones and co-written by fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff.
Although the clip does not directly address it, Bareilles wrote the song for a friend who was struggling with coming out of the closet, the HuffPost reported earlier this month:
"Watching that process made me consider how much of ourselves we feel the need to hide from each other on a daily basis," Bareilles tells The Huffington Post. "It made me want to express support and encouragement for the idea of speaking out for your authentic self... whomever that may be."
In a webisode interview (see below), Antonoff says that "Brave" is "a civil rights anthem in a time when there are no civil rights anthems and there's a giant need for [one]."
Watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP...