Sara Bareilles' recent single "Brave," which the singer/songwriter co-wrote with fun.'s Jack Antonoff for her new album "The Blessed Unrest," drew notable inspiration from real-life events. Bareilles, who met Antonoff through Tegan & Sara's Sara Quin, explains that she was urged to pen the song as an ode to "a dear friend who was having trouble coming out." With lyrics like "You can be the outcast/Or be the backlash of somebody's lack of love/Or you can start speaking up," the song certainly serves to urge confidence for an often difficult decision.

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