Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles — who created “Brave,” a song about coming out of the closet that became a bit of a gay anthem — has just released the video for her song “I Choose You.” It features heart-melting footage of Bareilles singing at the engagement party of Aly and Andrea, a lesbian couple from Denver, Colorado.
To propose, Aly hand-painted numerous signs that chronicled she and Andrea’s relationship, and had Andrea’s friends and family hold those signs as Aly lead her to where Bareilles sang while Aly popped the question. Bareilles also played music for a straight couple featured in the video.
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Sara Bareilles, whose track "Brave" has become something of an LGBT anthem, was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning and discussed the success of the track, and controversy that has arisen over accusations that Katy Perry copied Bareilles' record for "Roar".
Said Bareilles of the controversy:
"I mean I can’t say that I think that they don’t sound similar. I’ve known Katy a really long time and we’re friends. [It's] only really good for my song. So, thank you, Katy Perry for that."
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Many folks have noted the similarities between Katy Perry's new single "Roar" and Sara Bareilles single "Brave". But two former contestants on The Voice, Pip and Nathan Parrett, have mashed the two songs up to create a competitive hybrid in which the two tracks hug it out.
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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]."
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