I love to change my mind about something. There are times to stand firm on your beliefs, and times when rigidity hinders growth. I always disliked Sara Bareilles’s songs. I can’t tell you why. I know she has talent. But I just did not enjoy them. Then came ‘Brave’. It’s catchy. I loved singing along with it. I still wasn’t sold on Sara though.
This morning I heard Ms. Bareillis play live on XM radio. She was talking about her songs and what they meant to her. 9 out of 10 times this will convert me. First off her singing was so clear it sounded pre-recorded (I’m still not convinced it wasn’t). Plus, she explicitly stated that she does not like going to concerts where the artist simply plays the album. This is my philosophy. If I buy a ticket to a show, I want a little flair. I want to see that this person is a true artist.
So I changed my mind. I like Sara Bareillis now. No one else could have convinced me of her value to the music world. I had to discover it myself. Like always. And I’m glad I did.