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Bareilles has sold over one million albums and over nine million singles/downloads in the United States alone and has earned six Grammy Award nominations, including one Album of the Year nomination for her album The Blessed Unrest.
That ended up being reflected within my songs as well as the process of recording them.
Not only did I want to write about broader themes, I wanted to articulate those with production choices that helped both myself as an artist and the songs stretch.
Bareilles and the band Maroon 5 have been acquainted since their younger days in California, when the band was known as Kara's Flowers.The Blessed Unrest is a reflection of the driving forces that have moved me from one stage of my life to the next, and I am grateful for the divine dissatisfaction that keeps me marching on.Photo: Jen Rosenstein For the past decade, Javier Dunn has played second fiddle—both to Sara Bareilles, for whom he's served as a longtime guitarist, and to his own musical ambitions.Corny Glee references aside, Sara Bareilles makes it look so simple!Outfitted in 50's greaser garb, with a touch of her hand, customers in an especially bleak grocery store transform into her bopping background dancers...I am sitting down to write my bio for the third time and I'm trying to think of what to say that you can't find on Wikipedia.Last year was a transformative year for me personally, and I'm currently reeling from and reveling in the new.Among many life changes, I am a brand new resident of New York City.This record makes me feel vulnerable and exposed, and it feels right.I am consciously taking risks and feeling myself develop as an artist and a human being."For a long time, I suppressed [my creative] ideas to focus on what I thought was a more accessible, appealing sound," he said of initially marketing himself as an acoustic singer-songwriter instead of honing in on the electro sound he preferred.(Now it drenches his new album, , due out on June 25th.) "As you get older, you are forced to get closer to your truth or spend a lifetime faking it," he added.