Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles has announced plans to release her highly anticipated new studio album this fall through Epic Records.  Entitled WHAT’S INSIDE: SONGS FROM WAITRESS, the album features songs from the upcoming Broadway musical Waitress, for which she wrote both music and lyrics. The musical, which will open at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April 2016, is currently playing at The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, where it runs through September 27th.  Reuniting with KALEIDOSCOPE HEART producer Neal Avron, the album was recorded in New York and Los Angeles and is Sara’s much-anticipated follow-up to her highly-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated third studio album “The Blessed Unrest.”  The album’s first single, “She Used to Be Mine,” will be released at iTunes and all digital retailers on Friday, September 25th

“I fell more deeply in love with the writing of the musical ‘Waitress’ than I had ever imagined,” said Bareilles.  “It proved impossible for me to imagine handing over the songs to the show before selfishly finding a way to sing them myself.

This is a deliciously self-indulgent project and I’m sorry, I’m not sorry. :)” ‎

 Fans will also be treated to select special performances by Sara in New York and Los Angeles beginning in October.  Opening with a performance at Brooklyn Academy of Music on October 6th, the evening will include an exclusive live Q&A with acclaimed singer-songwriter and fellow musician, Ben Folds. Bareilles is scheduled for an additional performance in Los Angeles at the Troubadour on October 13th.

Bareilles also plans to release her first book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song, on October 6th via Simon & Schuster. The book is a collection of personal essays which among other things, tells the inside stories behind some of her most popular songs, including “Love Song,” “Gravity,” and her most recent hit, “Brave.” Sara is scheduled to make a number of national television appearances in support of the book including interviews on the Today Show, Live with Kelly & Michael, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Meredith Vieira.

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