When Katy Perry released her hit single Roar back in August, fans immediately noticed a resemblance to Sara Bareilles’ single Brave. While many artists may have been upset by the similarities, Bareilles says that the comparison to Perry was “good for her song.”
“I mean, I can’t say that I think that they don’t sound similar,” Bareilles told CBS Sunday Morning. “I’ve known Katy a really long time and we’re friends. And at the end of the day, it was really only good for my song. So, thank you, Katy Perry for that!”
During an interview on Chelsea Lately , Bareilles described the uproar about the similar songs as “misguided energy.” She said she felt that “people were trying to create conflict and rivalry and anger where there really wasn’t.”
Bareilles revealed that Brave was inspired by one of her close gay friends that was afraid to come out. “It just felt like I was watching the song take flight and take on a life of its own,” she explained. “It was becoming something bigger than it had even been intended to be. And that’s always – oh my gosh, what an amazing hope for something you create.”
Brave is off of Bareilles’ newest album The Blessed Unrest, which received a nomination at the Grammy Awards for Album of the Year.
“I was trying to text my family and my hands were shaking,” she said of her reaction to the nomination. “It was just this moment of sheer joy. It made me look back at the record itself, which was such a labor of love and a lot of pain as well. It was a really hard record to make. And it was the product of a tough year in my life.”
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