Sara Bareilles will combine two high-profile musical projects with the release of What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress, her fourth studio album due out Nov. 6 on Epic Records. The follow-up to 2013’s The Blessed Unrest will include songs from Waitress, the new musical for which Bareilles wrote music and lyrics.
The “Love Song” singer-songwriter, who worked with producer Neal Avron on the new set, will issue the studio version of lead single “She Used To Be Mine” this Friday (Sept. 25). Waitress is currently running through Sept. 27 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass, and will head to Broadway in April 2016.
“I fell more deeply in love with the writing of the musical Waitress than I had ever imagined,” says Bareilles in a press statement. “It proved impossible for me to imagine handing over the songs to the show before selfishly finding a way to sing them myself. This is a deliciously self-indulgent project and I’m sorry, I’m not sorry.”
Prior to her new sorry-not-sorry project, Bareilles scored an album of the year Grammy nod with The Blessed Unrest, which included the radio hit “Brave.” In addition, Bareilles will release her first book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song, on Oct. 6. ?