This is songwriting. Sara Bareilles is quickly becoming one of the greatest songwriters of our time, with hits like “Brave”, “Love Song”, and her most recent album, What’s Inside: Songs From a Waitress featuring the hits “She Used To Be Mine”, and “Door Number Three”, and my favorite “Bad Idea” with Jason Mraz.
For This American Life, she was tasked with writing a song from the perspective of Barack Obama about the current election and Donald Trump, specifically, what he may be thinking but unable to say publicly, a real look inside. Out came “Seriously”. Tony award winning performer Leslie Odom, Jr. brings it to life perfectly.
You need to hear this.