I loved Jason Mraz before he was really famous with I’m Yours and that whole shebang - I really take pride in that. But he’s changed. His recent singles and his lack of albums (of course he is making another album that’s being released soon) not only makes me mad, but makes me miss the old Mraz.
What I really miss about Jason Mraz is the wordplay. Am I the only one that remembers Wordplay? I kept listening to that one song a few days ago and realized that Mraz’s mixture of rap and acoustic sessions is melodic enough to be a perfect study soundtrack and a perfect party soundtrack. His music used to be semi-serious feel-good music.
Now, it’s seriously too feel-good. It’s too relaxed for my taste, too much like listening to an old person slide down a lazy river on a floaty - boring. There’s no wordplay, there’s no excitement or tension or any of what his old music used to hold. That is sad.
I want Mraz to go back to his old self and his old music. I understand that artists change and evolve, but where he is going…it just doesn’t seem right to me. I want to listen to tongue-tying lyrics instead of lazy, free-flowing lyrics. I want to give his new album a chance, of course, but from what I’ve heard so far, I’m stuck with replaying his older albums.
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