Sara Bareilles has a message for all those people who think Katy Perry 's song "Roar" sounds way too much like her hit "Brave," and it's this: stop the drama.
While Sara says she hears some "similarities" between the two singles, she tells ABC News Radio that she and Katy are "on great terms and there's no issue there."
"Katy's a friend of mine and we've known each other a really long time, so she even texted me about it and we went back and forth," Sara adds. "The shame that I feel that's happened is that it's become a drama. It's putting this negative spin on two artists that are choosing to share positive messages."
She points out, laughing, "If I'm not mad I don't know why anybody else is upset. I'm like, 'Relax, let's just celebrate that we can be out there and encouraging people to, like, feel strong and empowered.'"
Sara has more important things to focus on right now: she's kicking off a co-headlining tour with OneRepublic tonight in Colorado. "The whole thing sort of just made sense to me," Sara tells ABC News Radio about teaming up with Ryan Tedder 's band. "We've done a very limited amount of touring with them in the past, but we already know we get along great. And then I think just, musically speaking, it's going to be a great crossover. I know my fans, if they're not already familiar with them, they're just going to love what they do."
Sara predicts that there "probably" will be some sort of collaboration onstage between the two acts during the tour, and backstage, she says she'd love to get a chance to write some songs with Ryan during the tour.
"Ryan and I have done a little bit of back and forth in the past, and nothing has come totally to fruition," Sara reveals. "I dunno -- I think we probably have really compatible writing styles and I think he's such a brilliant writer...so, yeah, I would be really open to that."
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