A woman. Green car. A radio.
Who cares if you disagree, you are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So let me thank you for your time.
And try not to waste any more of mine
I hate to break it to you babe
But I’m not drowning
You’ve got the talking down
Just not the listening
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything?
These text fragments with their unique personal quality pierced my awareness which was focused on guiding my little Ford Kaatje through the busy streets of Breda. In a heartbeat I just KNEW it had to be Sara Bareilles. At home I rushed inside and went online to search for her new CD. I found Kaleidoscope Heart. Listening to other samples is not needed when Sara Bareilles is concerned. She had already stolen my musical heart with Little Voice. Five minutes and one click later I had ordered a new wealth of music and lyrics. And she didn’t let me down!
Sara Bareilles was born in California on December 7, 1979 as the youngest of three daughters. She is a singer-songwriter and plays the piano, guitar, ukulele, and harmonium. Her voice (contralto to mezzo-soprano) is not very high – a very positive fact ’cause this means I can sing along with ease – but beautiful. Her lyrics speak of relationships, of love and disappointments, pride, independence and surrender. She catches deeper, hidden meanings in seemingly simple sentences. And her music can be stern or sparkling, a cappella or adorned by various instruments, with surprising key variations.
Her first hit was Love Song, which climbed the charts in 2007. Then there’s the delightful Fairytale – the lyrics crack me up each time I hear them. But in today’s post I would like to present a song from her newest CD. Alas embedding is not possible without linking to YouTube, I’m sorry for that.
The song of Kaleidoscope Heart that is becoming a hit in Holland: King Of Anything
And as encore the artfully arranged clip from Little Voice: Gravity
If you want to know more about this wonderful artist, here is her website: Sara Bareilles.