Sara Bareilles Did This First
What did she do first? She had one of the first "strong woman" inspiring hits in 2013. Some other female artists released some powerful songs as well, but I am referring mainly to Sara, who released the single "Brave" and to Katy Perry, who released the single "Roar." The latter has garnered more attention, but if you listen to both songs, you will also see that Katy also directly samples Sara's beat in her song. It's a clear copy! Yet, her song is more popular, some of us might argue because Katy tends to accentuate her sexual charms, while Sara exudes random, regular person to me. If you haven't heard "Brave" then I really think you should give it a listen, with lyrics like:
"Say what you WANNA say and let the words fall out!
...Honestly, I wanna see you be brave!"
She has two versions of the song: the "riot grrrl power version," as I call it, that has the lyrics and some girls playing instruments.
She also made the music video with her and a bunch of people busting out dancing around different spots all over Los Angeles. I wish Sara would put me in one of her videos! I once started busted out dancing unknowingly at the bus stop...a guy asked if I was part of a dance troupe. I said to him that I just like dancing randomly, which made him smile, so at least I made someone happy with my random dancing! But yeah, she made awesome videos for an awesome song, and she's dressed like a normal person! I also think she's beautiful as is. Here's the video I'm talking about:
You can listen to both songs for yourself. I'm not going to link to Katy's song, but it's easy to find. I've actually seen Sara in concert and can say that she's amazingly cool and down to earth! She performed with Ingrid Michaelson, and they are both nice people. Well, I hope you'll check out some stuff by Sara, if you aren't familiar with her already. I'll get back to Zoë, who's currently enthralled with her Fisher Price Jungle Gym.
Take care and happy new year!