“I Won’t Give Up”
If you know me at all, you’ve probably sensed my avid affection for music. One of my guilty pleasures involves spending time searching for new artists and music. While my most current find doesn’t involve a new artist and wasn’t a difficult feat to unearth, it does happen to feature a new song that’s quickly climbed my list of current favorites.
After his successful 2008 album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., Jason Mraz has been on a four year hiatus from any new music releases. Between touring the world and likely investing in some much needed down time, Mraz has laid a solid foundation for his 4th studio release with the new single, “I Won’t Give Up.”
In a January 3rd article featured on Billboard.com, Mraz offers some perspective on the new record, noting it “has less horns – it’s got more piano and guitar textures. A lot more vocal landscapes… 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.”
I don’t want to be someone who walks away so easily.
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make.
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts we got.
Yeah, we’ve got a lot at stake.
And in the end you’re still my friend.
At least we did intend for us to work.
We didn’t break we didn’t burn.
We had to learn
how to bend
without the world
I had to learn
what I’ve got
and what I’m not
and who I am.