JASON MRAZ announces album YES! out 14th July

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has announced details of his much-anticipated new album. YES! will be released via Atlantic Records on the 14th July.

One of the world’s hardest working and most beloved artists, Jason Mraz’s journey has propelled him from the San Diego coffee house scene to arenas, amphitheaters, and stadiums all over the world.

Jason Mraz’s fifth studio release, YES! sees the San Diego-based troubadour teaming up with his longtime friends and collaborators, Raining Jane, for a purely acoustic and more intimate sound than heard on his previous releases.

The lead single “Love Someone” which is out on the 30th June can be listened to in the video below.

Additionally, Jason will be releasing live video performances, “Live from the Om Studio at Mraz Organics’ Avocado Ranch,” directly on his Facebook page to accompany tracks that will be unveiled every Monday.

While somewhat intimate and esoteric, YES! still remains a Mraz-like pop album and  features classical instruments, cello, sitar and vintage guitars and sings about universal themes of love, faith, healing, environmental stewardship and inner peace.

Jason will be announcing his YES! world tour dates in June.  The tour will kick off the U.S. in August with Europe planned for September, Asia and Australia later in 2014 and South America in 2015.

The track-list for YES! is as followed.

  1. Rise
  2. Love Someone
  3. Hello, You Beautiful Thing
  4. Long Drive
  5. Everywhere
  6. Best Friend
  7. Quiet
  8. Out Of My Hands
  9. It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
  10. 3 Things
  11. You Can Rely On Me
  12. Back To The Earth
  13. A World With You
  14. Shine

Cheyenne Brown – Parallel Latitudes

Alaskan harpist Cheyenne Brown’s beautifully packaged new album “Parallel Latitudes” is a project which aims to highlight connections between music of her homeland, her adopted home of Scotland and sources further a field.

Jigs, reels and tunes are presented with an eclectic mix of accompanying instruments ranging from dobra to banjo, tabla to bodhran. Traditional airs are given inventive settings and juxtaposed against atmospheric melodies with Cheyenne’s own compositions “Seals at Rhu” and “Ruth’s Recovery” showing that she is a musical force to be reckoned with as well as a harpist of great dexterity.

“Parallel Latitudes” is an accomplished enterprise which showcases not only a highly talented soloist and her band but also the wide ranging capabilities of the traditional harp particularly on the improvisatory title track.

Cheyenne’s harp is supported by Seylan Baxter on cello, Jon Bews on fiddle, Dave Currie on dobro, Dave Boyd on percussion, Jon Bews on fiddle, Hardeep Deerhe on tabla and Anna Massie on banjo. “Parallel Latitudes” has been nominated for the Roots Album of the Year at the Scottish Music Awards.

Janet M. Roe

Artist Web Link www.cheyenneharp.com