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Sara Bareilles On World Cafe

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Sara Bareilles On World Cafe

Sara Bareilles On World Cafe

Sara Bareilles On World Cafe

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Sara Bareilles may never write you a love song, but she has written a new album. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sara Bareilles may never write you a love song, but she has written a new album.

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With her hit single "Love Song," which you've definitely heard, Sara Bareilles shot to the top of the Billboard pop chart and gained instant national notoriety. But in her college town of Los Angeles, the young artist was already well-known for her powerful voice, deft fingers and smart songwriting.

With no formal training under her belt, the gifted 18-year-old left her hometown in northern California to pursue a career in music and enroll at UCLA. Three years later, working her way through clubs, festivals and late-night performances, the young singer signed to Epic Records and co-produced her first album.

On Sept. 7, Bareilles released her second record, Kaleidoscope Heart. She joins host David Dye to talk about its creation and play some new songs.

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