the Buzz for July 17th, 2010



Sara Bareilles — “King of Anything” (from Kaleidoscope Heart) — King

To here, I’ve had precious little use for this gal, whose meandering melodies have rarely failed to drive me anything other than batshit crazy. (A quick search of the Buzz archives reveals no fewer than seven previous posts echoing that very sentiment.) But give Bareilles credit for this much: she beats the sophomore jinx big time with this funky lead single — which has clearly been influenced by doo-wop-era ditties from The Shirelles and The Marvelettes — from her forthcoming second album.