New York, NY (April 30, 2012) – Music Choice is set to air a documentary made by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles called “A Trace of the Sun: Volunteering in Japan.”
The documentary will be available nationally the entire month of May during Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month on Music Choice On Demand. Last month marked the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Japan and subsequent tsunami that devastated coastal cities and left over 26,000 people without homes. The documentary chronicles Bareilles’ trip to Japan where she joined All Hands Volunteers relief efforts in the city of Ofunato.
“Japan is still healing from this devastating natural disaster and it is my honor to continue to support relief efforts and hopefully encourage others to find ways to contribute,” said Bareilles.
Sara is currently preparing to release her new EP on May 22 called, “One Upon Another Time,” which was recorded in Nashville and produced by acclaimed singer/songwriter and fellow “Sing Off” judge Ben Folds. She just released a limited edition 7-inch on April 21st in celebration of Record Store Day featuring the stand out track “Stay” and 7-inch only “Beautiful Girl.”
Sara Bareilles first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her widely successful hit, “Love Song” which reached #1 in 22 countries around the world from her debut album Little Voice. Since then, the Eureka, CA native has gone on to sell over 1 million copies of her debut album, earn three Grammy nominations including Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Love Song.” Bareilles’ critically acclaimed sophomore release Kaleidoscope Heart, released in September of 2010, debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200 chart and has gained critical praise everywhere including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, People and Los Angeles Times.
The album yielded the hit single “King of Anything,” which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2011 Sara joined Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman on the judges’ panel of NBC’s hit television a capella singing competition series “The Sing-Off.” For more information, please visit www.sarabmusic.com.