Sara Bareilles stops by Barnes & Noble to sign copies of her new book “Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song” on Tuesday (October 6) in New York City.
The 35-year-old singer later performed a show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music featuring a conversation with singer Ben Folds, who wrote the foreword for the book.
Sara is releasing a new album next month featuring the songs from the upcoming Broadway musical Waitress, for which she wrote the music and lyrics. Don’t expect it to sound like a normal Broadway album though.
“I really wanted to take the approach of just treating these songs as I would making them a Sara Bareilles record… I just wanted to be in the space where I could really play with these arrangements and with the orchestrations, so the process was super fun and I had friends come in. I had Jason Mraz guest on the record, I had a friend write string arrangements, I had my music director and her sisters do the background vocals,” Sara told Glamour.
“It was a community effort, and it was kind of fast and furious too—we were in and out of the studio in about a month, which is kind of quick for me,” Sara added. “I wanted the songs to feel very much like I was treating them as if they were on any other record of mine. I didn’t want to make a ‘musical theater’ record. I just wanted to capture these songs in their essence as I would in any other way.”