Piano-pop songstress Sara Bareilles will release her fourth studio album The Blessed Unrest in July (exact date TBA). The new LP is her first new full-length since 2010's Kaleidoscope Heart and the follow up to her 2012 EP Once Upon Another Time. Lead single "Brave" will be available for digital purchase on April 23 (stream below). The singer will embark on a month-long solo concert tour beginning April 25 in Washington, DC and conclude on May 23 in New York.
"2012 was a year of deconstruction for me personally", Bareilles writes, "I have been through a series of profound life changes that have been heartbreaking, terrifying and breathtaking all at once..."
Of the new album's title: "I went through about 5 dozen names for my record and after all my searching, I came back to where I started. Poetic, isn't it? These latest songs are born out of a rumbling in my soul that has moved me in more ways than I can mention, and I am humbled that I get to put them out there in the universe for you all to hear. I feel open and excited to keep moving, and even though I can't see the turns in the road, I trust I will know what to do when I get there. This motion, this unsettled feeling that keeps me racing forward is a gift that I am grateful for every day."