Alright, music fans! Tuesday means new music, and there is one release generating buzz this week, and that is the latest release by Sara Bareilles titled "Kaleidoscope Heart." This is the second record release for the singer. She shot up the charts back in 2007 with her first record relase "Little Voice" and the track titled "Love Song." There wasn't a place you could not hear the tune play because it was picked up for use in a popular commercial for Rhapsody. "Love Song" was the first single off her debut effort as well. The song made it to the top of the Billboard 100 soon after its release. Nice way to make a hit the first shot out, huh?
Work began on this second album effort in 2009 during the summer months. Bareilles worked with members of the rock band Weezer and Pharrell Williams, Producer credit for "Kaleidoscope Heart" goes to Neal Avron. The first single off the album, "King of Anything," was released in May, and the album is set for release on September 7th. Sara has been out promoting the efforting by touring. Over the summer and fall, she joined Maroon 5 on their tour, and for the remainder of 2010, she will hit the road for her own solo tour to promote the album release.
Bareilles says her musical influences are the likes of Alicia Keys, Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell, but she has been compared to the likes of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones because of her vocal style and her piano play in her music.
Rolling Stone gave the following review to the effort by Bareilles earlier today: "The result, notwithstanding the title a cappella and an awkward confessional ("Basket Case"), is generic big-box pop; throw a mandolin on the kiss-off "King of Anything" and you have Faith Hill. Which is fine. But there seems to be a more interesting artist lurking in here, somewhere."
See the video for "King of Anything" below. What do you think? Do you have plans to pick up "Kaleidoscope Heart" when it hits stores this week? For the latest in music news, go here.
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