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Sara Bareilles: 'Brave' cover video by Amplatz Children's Hospital is 'gorgeous'

Sara Bareilles discusses the use of her song Brave by the children and staffers at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
Posted By Veronica Linares Contact the Author   |   Oct. 28, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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(UPI) -- Sara Bareilles thinks the cover video of her song Brave made by Amplatz Children's Hospital is "heart wrenching" and "beautiful."

The clip, which has gone viral since being posted on YouTube on October 7, features cancer patients and staffers from the hospital's Unit 5 singing along to Brave.

"There's a video that's kind of gone viral online of a children's cancer ward in Minnesota," Bareilles said. "The staff put together this video that was very similar to the music video of Brave and it's heart wrenching and gorgeous and beautiful and heartbreaking at the same timeā€¦It's a message I'm so happy to be the voice for."

The track, with lyrics that encourage listeners to "say what you wanna say" and to "be brave," became something of a gay anthem since it came out in May. The song was co-written with fun's Jack Antonoff, and according to Bareilles it came from a really "pure place, a really vulnerable place" and was inspired by friends who were struggling to come out.

The singer added that she was constantly listening to stories about how the song empowered people to come out.

You can check out Bareille's official Brave video and the Amplatz Children's Hospital cover below.

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