Mraz: Waiting For My Rocket To Come
By: Ami Lieberman
It's hard to pinpoint just what it is about Jason
Mraz's debut CD, Waiting For My Rocket To Come. There's
something inherently brilliant about this eclectic mix of music
that simply makes you feel good. For one, Mraz's grasp of catchy
melodies hooks listeners in like bait to a fish. With the melodic
tunes comes intriguing lyrics and carefully positioned rhymes and
witticisms that would make the best poets proud. Not to be excluded
from this already impressive list is Mraz's ability to transcend
different genres. Standard pop can be heard in songs such as first
singles The Remedy and You And I Both. Mraz experiments
with country twang with the use of banjos in Curbside Prophet.
And easy listening folks will be pleased to hear the power ballad
But most impressive on
Mraz's list of talents is his impeccable voice--- the true secret
to his success. As kind of a male Jewel, Mraz has a high vocal range,
a notable scat and a lot of soul.
Jason Mraz burst into
the music world in 1999, after a brief stint in college. On a whim,
he ventured to California to take a shot at the acoustic cafe scene.
Playing weekly at Java Joes in Ocean Beach created his strong fan
base, and a random encounter with manager Bill Silva in Las Vegas
propelled him into stardom.
Jason Mraz imaginatively
sings in Curbside Prophet that I'm just a curbside prophet
/ With my hand in my pocket / and I'm waiting for my rocket to come.
With the huge success of his debut album, Jason waits no longer.