Well Jason’s new single has it all as it’s somewhat the title of his new single but it’s so much more than that.
The track Have It All was originally conceived after Mraz received and translated a blessing from a Buddhist monk during a moving visit to Myanmar in 2012. However, current events compelled him to bring Have It All fully to life at last.
“The world had changed a lot since 2012,” Mraz says. “More people are marching for their freedoms and equality; to be seen and heard. Activism is back in style. I wrote a lot of frustrated, angry, even sad songs between then and now, but nothing I wanted to come forward with; nothing I wanted to sing. Have It All stood out as a song with a hopeful message to help me heal and move forward; a song with a message of generosity, the antithesis of despondency; a song bestowed to me by translating a message from a monk. It’s a blessing disguised as a rap song and it’s meant to be paid-forward and shared.”
Have It All heralds Mraz’s upcoming North American summer tour, Good Vibes: the tour, which sees Mraz joined by his SuperBand and featuring special guest Brett Dennen beginning Wednesday, July 25th in Grand Rapids, MI at Meijer Gardens, and continues through early September with a stop in Toronto on July 29th at RBC Echo Beach.
Mraz recently concluded his acclaimed Broadway debut run in the hit musical, Waitress and next up will be the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community’s 6th annual SPARC Presents Live Art: LOVE, of which Mraz is not only a performer, but also a sponsor and program advisor, set for June 3rd at Richmond, VA’s Altria Theater.
Mraz calls this his “favorite show of the year.” The award-winning mega-concert pairs nationally, internationally, and regionally recognized recording artists with SPARC’s LIVE ART students. This year’s event will see Mraz joined by a truly remarkable line-up that includes Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles, Michael McDonald, and many more with other local artists, plus a cast of 200 student performers.
Mraz also recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his RIAA platinum certified major label debut album, Waiting For My Rocket To Come with the album’s first-time-ever vinyl release.
So yeah pretty safe to say, Jason Mraz has it all going on 🙂
Source: Press Release
Photo Credit: Justin Bettman