Last week when musician Sara Bareilles released her latest song and video “Brave” we knew it had the potential makings of the next big equality anthem.
Now the singer-songwriter says that was her intent while writing lyrics such as “You can be amazing / You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug / Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love.” Bareilles says she found the inspiration in a friend who was struggling with coming out at the time.
The song’s cowriter Jack Antonoff, from the band fun. and who is straight but wrote an essay about his passion for LGBT equality last year, says he has no conflicting feelings about the song. “It’s a real civil rights anthem … and there’s a giant need for a civil rights anthem,” he adds.
Decide for yourself. Take a look at the “Brave” video above and then watch the two musicians discuss it below.