WATCH: Sara Bareilles, Jack Antonoff Discuss New Equality Anthem “Brave”

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.

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  • Brian

    Please spare me these fake gay advocates from the pop music industry. Can’t stand ’em.

    When an openly gay. American male finally hits the top of the music charts, call me
    Until that happens, just shut up.

  • CaptainFabulous

    @Brian: Adam Lambert. Openly gay, American, chart topper. What’s your number so I can call you?

  • Brian

    Adam Lambert has never hit no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Besides, his career has fizzled now.

    My point is that there are lots of gay and bi guys in music but the labels won’t allow them to come out.

  • CaptainFabulous

    @Brian: So after your statement has been proven factually incorrect you now backpeddle and place requirements and qualifications on it? Not only openly gay, American, but must have had a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and not have, in your own personal opinion, a career that’s “fizzled”. Care to move the goalpost any further in the opposite direction?

    No, your point was to bitch and moan about an issue that only exists in your own closed mind. I swear to God the hets don’t do half as good a job at tearing us down as guys like you do. We are our own worst enemies.

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