Sara Bareilles Puts on Her 'Armor' For Empowering 'Late Show' Performance: Watch

Sara Bareilles
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Sara Bareilles performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Nov. 28, 2018.

Sara Bareilles heated up The Late Show with the strength-filled “Armor” off her forthcoming album on Wednesday night (Nov. 28). The ladies first anthem was fittingly backed by an all-female band.

The 38-year-old singer-songwriter led with a piano on a set bathed in purple light, her soulful voice embarking on a narrative journey in a minor key: “Let it begin, let Adam in/ Step one: original sin/ Underneath the leaves, Adam found Eve/ Both of them found something sweet under the apple tree/ Then it was over, roads divide," she sang on the track that revisits the Garden of Eden and asks how Eve ended up with "all the damn blame?”  

“To all my sisters and all our friends/ We have to thank them, please/ Strength means blessed with an enemy,” Bareilles continued in her rich voice as she prepared to send appreciation to the women who inspire her: “All my, my, my, my armor comes from you/ You make me try, try, try, try harder/ Oh, that’s all I ever do, ever do.”

Watch Bareilles fire up The Late Show below.