For those of you who don’t know, I have loved Jason Mraz’s music for years! His soulful, easy sound always puts me in a good mood, or a frisky mood, depending on the album. His lyrics are original and moving and his rhythms are mesmerizing.
His new album is coming out, and I must say, I was hesitant at first to see my beloved Jason surrounded by a bunch of chicks known as Raining Jane. I’d heard of the album, being released July 15th, called Yes! but hadn’t had a chance to listen to the music. Then the presale came out, and my oh my, what these four women have added to the melodic charisma that is Jason Mraz is magical!
They did a concert at Jason’s avocado ranch and filmed it to introduce this new album to the world, and I must say, the marketing is genius! It’s just these five musicians set up in a circle, with warm lighting, a gorgeous rug beneath their feet, playing their wonderfully chill music. These five #jasonandjane , sound like they’ve been playing together forever, and I must say I’m a huge fan.
Sadly, they are not brining the concert near the House of the Judgy Bitch, so I won’t get to see them, unless they add some dates! But if you are close enough to see this concert, I highly recommend it. I’ve seen Jason in concert multiple times, and he never disappoints. He’s the real thing, a true artist, and this collaboration is producing stunning music.
Take a watch of this video as this is my favorite of the songs released so far: Long Drive. I would also recommend you do a search for the other songs from the album that have been released to those of us who pre-ordered the album: Love Someone, Back to the Earth, Hello You Beautiful Thing, 3 Things, and You Can Rely on Me. Let me know what you think!
Verdict: Fantastic! Thank you, Jason Mraz and Raining Jane for your art! We are the better for it.