First Impressions: Sara Bareilles Gives Us The Kiss-Off Song Of The Summer

Monday, May 10, 2010

When a song is described as "a f*ck you song", undivided attention is needed, and undivided attention you shall give to Sara Bareilles's newest song, "King Of Anything" because it's made of awesome sauce. 

Bareilles has been burning the midnight oil working on her follow-up to 2008's impeccable, Little Voice, as addressed last month. Kaleidoscope Heart is to wiggle it's way into stores this September, but for now Sara is teasing us with the first single, and what a single it is.

"King of Anything" is possibly the most jubilant diss that will grace your ears as Sara spits out over the bouncy piano chords salty lines like "let me hold your crown" and "who cares if you disagree" and well, she is one miffed lady. It's no "Love Song" (which will be the comparison of choice that will haunt Bareilles forever), but it's just as sweeter and just as highly infectious as her debut single. In fact, I rather enjoyed hearing that poppish piano beat, that biting lyrical wit and Sara's vocals robustly chiming in. That combination gives me some relief that Miss Bareilles is going to come out guns blazing for her next effort, and I can't wait to hear the results. Check after the cut (since the media players are being wonky this week) for a listen at "King of Anything" and feel the angst.

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