Sara Bareilles Celebrates Mothers Everywhere With “Shiny”

Mother’s Day is this Sunday (May 12), and Sara Bareilles is marking the occasion with new music. The 39-year-old graces this week’s New Music Friday with “Shiny.” And the sweet song features an important message for all the moms out there. She wants them to know they matter. Not only that, but the hitmaker makes it clear we notice all the hard work they do. Those intentions really come through in the relatable lyrics. “She has her back to me at the kitchen sink. I’m trying to read her mind, wondering what she doesn’t say to anybody,” she sings on the opening lines.

If possible, the chorus packs an even more emotional punch. “I see what she can’t see. Her light only ever landed on me,” Sara croons. “There’s a glimmer in her brown eyes, the ones she gave to me. So I know we can both be shiny.” She opened up about the song in a message on social media. “In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, I’m sharing my new song SHINY. It’s about wanting moms to see how special they really are.” The “Armor” singer also encouraged fans to share photos posing with their moms using the hashtag #ShinyFriday. What are those for? A second secret project dropping Sunday.

Guess we’ll have to wait and see what she needs them for. In the meantime, press play on “Shiny” below.

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