Release date: June 23rd
Jason Mraz has entered a new disco era with his eighth album Mystic Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride and continues his chameleon journey.
I’m reluctant to rely on hits like i’m yours and i won’t give up Seeking inspiration, the singer-songwriter turned to the dance realm, making a U-turn from her previous reggae-inspired LP.
with an appropriate title getting started “” is a great intro, culminating in beats and soaring strings, underpinning the star’s impassioned vocals that have made love songs a modern classic.
However, by changing something influenced by funk, I Feel Like Dancing and twinkle I feel goodthe switch is turned off, allowing the normally reserved singer to become a full-fledged pop purveyor, capable of commanding any crowd.
“For me, music is magic because first there’s emptiness and silence, then you play an instrument or sing. And just like that, I’m a creator,” the hitmaker said. talk. “I live to make this sound. So I found that music is the medium through which this alchemy can take place, and my lyrics reflect that.”
upon you might likehe offers a series of affirmations as an uplifting, soothing anthem, while the steady beat Romeo in love Most in line with his early rock-tinged material, reworked for a new direction.
However, not all of it is straight pop, and in between up-up and dance tunes, there are moments of R&B-like middle tempo that cut down waste. pancake & butter and pensive irony of loneliness.
Sometimes it’s a distraction too. Sometimes he hesitates to commit 100% to a concept, especially when an uptempo song is so well thought out and executed. But that doesn’t negate the ability of these songs to showcase Jason’s versatility as both a writer and a vocalist that any song can sell.
This is an astonishing revelation unfolding through his diverse recent work, the decades-long work of this musician who has continued to follow his muse and grow into one of America’s greatest singer-songwriters of this century. It is proof.
“I am still living the dream I had as a child. It takes a certain amount of energy, commitment and belief to make it come true throughout life,” he reflects on his success so far. . “That’s a recurring theme on this album. It’s about my quest to continue to fully express myself and keep this dream alive.”