We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.

Studio Album by released in 2008
We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.'s tracklist:
Make It Mine
I'm Yours
Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat)
Live High
Love for a Child
Details in the Fabric (feat. James Morrison)
Only Human
The Dynamo of Volition
If It Kills Me
A Beautiful Mess

We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. review

A new portion of summer hits from Jason Mraz

Most varied directions from rock to folk and hip-hop are beautifully combined in American singer and songwriter Jason Mraz's wonderful music who is already known all over the world for his eclectic manner of performance so if you want to get to his concert remember that the tickets will be sold out much earlier before the date. Jason has managed to sing duets with different bands and artists during his interesting career including The Rolling Stones, James Blunt, Alanis Morissette and many others and taken part in numerous tours. Playful lyrics and an image of a self-confident, unserious guy have played the central role on Jason's first two albums, but on his third creation We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things the singer has allowed himself to go a little bit deeper into his own feelings, thus the greater part of the record consists of ballads full of reflections. Nevertheless one will not feel bored for this guy who likes to flirt with funk and hip-hop has prepared a new portion of unforgettable summer hits full of positive for us to enjoy.

No failures on We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things

Album We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things is built in such a way that more up-tempo, easy-going and joyful compositions alternate with more serious, sad and calmer ones but you will find no failures among neither of them. The record opens with Make It Mine, an optimistic track performed by a self-confident singer, and the first single I'm Yours pleases with great back-vocals with the reggae elements and the lyrics utterly devoid of any hostility. The example of Jason's voice sounding marvelously in a duet is song Lucky featuring Colbie Caillat: the artists sing the verses one by one and unite on chorus, which results in an excellent piece and a real refinement of the album. Almost a danceable track Butterfly proves to be a splendid combination of jazz tubes, a funky beat and a beautiful pop tune while ballad Love For A Child discovers a completely different Jason reflecting upon the divorce of his parents and even able to make one cry. James Morrison joins the singer on Details In The Fabric, a beautiful acoustic mid-tempo song and among the up-tempo ones Coyotes close to R&B is definitely the highlight with a most contagious chorus, an opera insertion, breathtaking back vocals and a charming child’s voice at the end. The Dynamo Of Volition is another vocal instrumental hurricane conquering with a pretty recitative, and the piano, fiddles and guitars of a great love ballad If It Kills Me and a slow final track A Beautiful Mess will surely linger in your mind for a long time.

A unique find for all occasions

Strange as it may seem Jason Mraz's music reminds of the works of Muse, Queen, James Blunt, Just Jack and Jamiroquai all at once. His flawless pronunciation of every sound against the background of an accompaniment that is always successfully found leaves no doubt that the artist's talent keeps evolving. Voices of answering machines, dialogues of strangers at the beginning or at the end of the songs or Jason's counting add an interesting zest to the album and never seem inappropriate. As a singer Mraz has obviously achieved a lot for his vocals with a widest range refine each tune on We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things. The artist has given the album in parts to the audience this spring. At first a collection entitled We Sing was leaked on Internet, We Dance came a month later and the last the fans heard was We Steal Things, but it is the contrasting combination of various moods united on the album that makes it a unique find for all occasions. Since Jason has not torture us too much waiting for another of his masterpieces it is worth while hoping that he will do the same with the next creation as well.

Alexandra Zachernovskaya (30.05.2008)
Rate review4.96
Total votes - 1137

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