Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sara Bareilles - Chasing the Sun

Great song from a great album by Sara Bareilles.  Her fourth album, The Blessed Unrest (2013), shows a maturity that might not have been there earlier.  The music remains fresh and it sounds wonderful.

Chasing the Sun is a celebration of life sung from a cemetery.  The  juxtaposition of life and death to illustrate how fleeting life is and the urgency necessary to live to the fullest works so well.  And it never hurts to write about New York...I've always wondered where all the bodies are buried in such an old city with so many people.

The album cover reminds me of the sphinx...maybe watching over the city over the centuries like the sphinxes that guarded the tombs in Egypt?

Please see the video below for music and lyrics.

If you like the song, please support the artist and buy her music!!!

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