Let me preface this post by admitting that I would buy anything recorded by Jason Mraz (and I have…I own all of his albums, including the live ones and EPs). I’ve been a super fan since I first heard “The Remedy” play on the radio during my freshman year of college; my husband proposed with one of his songs playing in the background, and our first wedding dance was “Lucky”.
But all of that aside, I just have to tell you how much I love his new album, Love is a Four-Letter Word. Listening to it the first time through on Tuesday made me really, really happy, and I’ve had it on repeat ever since.
In fact, I’ve been scheming how I can adapt some of the songs on it for use in music therapy sessions, because the overarching themes of this album are love and hope. That plus beautiful melodies and eloquent lyrics — Jason Mraz is a master of words — make them irresistible.
So far, my favorite tracks on the album are “Living in the Moment” (I love the whistling!) and “Frank D. Fixer”. I’m also a big fan of the first single, “I Won’t Give Up” (watch this video of him performing it live on Ellen).
Have you heard this album yet? I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t. It’ll put you in a good mood, even on a gray, rainy day (at least where I live) like today. Happy Friday!