After a long hiatus, Jason Mraz is back with a brand new music. On Thursday, April 26, he released "Have It All" along with a music video.
The American singer-songwriter definitely brings back good vibes amid political debates, fake news, and celebrity scandals with his new track.
"Here's to the hearts that you gonna break/ Here's to the lives that you gonna change," he sings in the chorus. "Here's to the infinite possible ways to love you/ I want you have it all."
The uplifting upbeat track was accompanied by an equally positive and heart-warming music video directed by Darren Doane. The four-minute visual is filled with balloons, dancing, and strangers making music.
Together with his band, Mraz also enlivens a school presentation by leading a dance mob in an auditorium. The music video ends with Mraz, sitting with a child, singing and strumming his guitar.
Years have passed since the musician broke into the scene and topped the charts, although, his sound remains familiar and warm. He is known for previous hits such as "I'm Yours," "I Won't Give Up," and "Lucky."
However, in a press release, the 40-year-old revealed that because of the current political and social climate, he penned a lot of serious tracks.
"The world had changed a lot since 2012," he said. "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."
Instead of releasing his frustration in his music, Mraz reflected on a previous trip to Myanmar years ago where he visited a Buddhist monk. He said that he received a blessing from the monk, which eventually led to him penning "Have It All."
The track was co-written with David Hodges, JKash, and his friends from musical group, Raining Jane.
Jason Mraz Onstage
Mraz is also set to headline the 2018 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival this coming summer. The music event will take place in Okemah, Oklahoma from July 11 to July 15. Notably, it will be the Grammy winner's first time at the annual music festival.
Other performers include John Fullbright, Annie Guthrie, Johnny Irion, Ellis Paul, Joel Rafael, Carter Sampson, The Turnpike Troubadours, and a lot more.
The singer will also be involved in the upcoming Canter for Puppetry Arts' Puppets for Puppetry gala on May 5. The event will honor Caroll Spinney who played Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch on Sesame Street.