'All But One Song. I Need to Go Back and Re-Record One Tune'
It's hard to believe that Jason Mraz released his last album "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things" nearly four years ago. The disc's longevity was fuelled by lead single "I'm Yours" having the longest run ever on the Billboard Hot 100 (76 weeks) and then two 2010 Grammy wins for album tracks, but the crooner says he is finished with his fourth album -- with one last adjustment to figure out.
"All but one song. I need to go back and re-record one tune," he tells Billboard.com. "It evolved on tour recently and we're going to go back and attempt to record an acoustic version and see if it fits. Other than that, it's done."
Sonically, an acoustic song would appear a better fit for the forthcoming release. While his previous album saw an emphasis on Bill Withers-like funky jams, Mraz says he's going back to basics with an emphasis on the voice. "This new album has less horns, it's got more piano and guitar textures. A lot more vocal landscapes," he says. "That, to me, has always been my favorite part of making music; the singing and what voices can do and the voices singing in harmony."