Today: Sara Bareilles Crowd
Sara Bareilles has been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards, has sold over 2 million records, and has been a judge on The Sing-Off. She performed her most recent single, “Brave,” at this year’s Grammys with legendary musician Carole King. Now, for the first time, she played Today’s Summer Concert series. Savannah Guthrie said it was great that she brought such a huge crowd.
“It’s amazing. Very attractive. You’re all very attractive,” she said to the audience, who cheered.
Today Show: Sara Bareilles Tour
Sara Bareilles will start touring July 10th. Savannah wondered if this was her first headlining tour and she said no. This tour is the bookend tour for The Blessed Unrest. Sara Bareilles said she loves being on the road. It’s hard being away from home, because you miss your bed, but she likes seeing the world and sharing music.
Today: Sara Bareilles Emma Thompson Tweet
Sara Bareilles recently Tweeted three times on a flight to London. The Tweets were these:
“Emma Thompson is on my flight to London. It’s like everything I’ve wanted is happening right now.”
“And David Bowie is playing a live set!”
“The princes are here, too, and everyone is eating bangers and mash. This is unreal.”
Savannah Guthrie wondered which of those three statements were actually true. Sara Bareilles said it was just the Emma Thompson one. The rest was just a dream sequence.
Today Show: Sara Bareilles Waitress
Sara Bareilles is also working on scoring a musical based on the movie Waitress. She said that they’re still getting the bugs worked out and in the workshop phase, but she’s having a lot of fun with it.
Today: Sara Bareilles “Brave” Performance
Then Sara Bareilles performed her hit song “Brave.” And I just have to say, the violin player was killing it during this performance. I guess violin is always in this song, but the violin player was doing so much to make the song sound awesome, especially in the beginning. So props to her.
Sara Bareilles, of course, was being as powerful a singer as she normally is. She was playing the piano standing up, which was pretty impressive. The crowd she’d drawn was singing along with every word and dancing whenever the camera cut to them. Even Hoda seemed to be enjoying it!
Today Show: Sara Bareilles “Little Black Dresses” Performance
After that, Sara Bareilles performed her song, “Little Black Dresses.” This song was really cool. I haven’t heard this one before. It began a bit awkwardly with two sustained notes from the piano, with no other instruments playing. Especially since Sara Bareilles danced in the silence.
But once the song started going, it really started rocking. And it was obviously that the crowd had heard the song, even if I hadn’t. All of them sang right along.