Though Sara Bareilles didn’t win a Grammy this year, she did win over many hearts of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with her song “Brave.”
“I was really ignited by gay rights and getting gay marriage supported,” Bareilles said. “But the song took on a life of its own and I’ve received so much more of people sharing their stories.”
Bareilles met fun.’s Jack Antonoff through their mutual friends Tegan and Sara and the pair worked on the song “Brave” together.
“I think ‘Brave’ might be the first thing that I’ve ever ever been even remotely involved in that I have no conflicting feelings about,” Antonoff said.
“Lyrics to ‘Brave’ were inspired by, partially by, a really close friend of mine who is really struggling with coming out,” Bareilles said.
“‘Brave’ is obviously a broad song that’s going to mean a lot of a lot of people but to me I’ll always sort of internalize it just as a real civil rights anthem in a time when there are no civil rights anthems and there’s a giant need for a civil rights anthem,” Anotonoff said.
“It’s important to be brave because by doing that you also give others permission to do the same,” Bareilles said.