[New Release] The BlessedUnrest
On “Hercules,” Bareilles is tough, singing passionate lines like: “This is my darkest hour, a long road has led me out here, but I only need to turn around to face the light, and decide flight or fight.” She’s ready to fight for love on the tender “1,000 Times,” where she proclaims “ ’cause I would die to make you mine, you bleed me dry each and every time.”
Bareilles knows how to craft a great song. She doesn’t rely on hooks to grab you in; it’s her lyrics and that rich tone in her voice she lets out near the song’s end. “Manhattan” is a slow classic and “Satellite Call” is layered with sounds and vocals, coming off like a Coldplay and OneRepublic mashup.
While Bareilles is getting over love on the 12-track set, she isn’t down and out the entire time: “I Choose You,” a beautiful song about falling in love, could make anyone’s irritating day better. Well done.