To be completely honest, Sara Bareilles’ single ‘Brave’ completely passed us by upon its release back in May. But subsequent hearings of it across the past seven months have confirmed to us that we rather missed out on being seduced by its charm.
Putting it plainly, ‘Brave’ is beautiful; infectious. Amazing chord structures, Sara’s crisp, emotive vocal and a story of casting off society’s expectations of what we all should be to take a few more chances in life, live a little and be brave.
It’s been a welcome distraction having ‘Brave’ still peppering radio stations during our recent hiatus and it might have been hearing it a little more constantly during our break that’s helped it settle a little higher in our countdown of our favourite songs of 2013 to place at No.4.