Sometimes the song of the summer isn't the radio hit you crank out your car stereo, but the one that soundtracks late nights of summer lovin'. Jason Mraz's new single sounds like it could certainly be the latter: The hushed ballad "Love Someone" is choked full of tender lyrics, but won't awaken anyone when you're playing it in the wee hours of the morning.
Opening with a reverberating sitar, acoustic strums accompany the singer/songwriter's soft love poems: "Love is a funny thing / Whenever I give it, it comes back to me / And it's wonderful to be giving with my whole heart / As my heart receives."
The track continues to grow with intensity, with more lively guitar and a choir backing Mr. A-Z on the subsequent verses and choruses. Recalling hits like "I'm Yours" and "I Won't Give Up," the chorus keeps the lyrics simple ("When you love someone / Your heartbeat beats so loud / When you love someone / Your feet can't feel the ground") with a dose of adorable imagery that never gets too cheesy ("Shining stars all seem to congregate around your face / When you love someone").
"Love Someone" is the first taste of Jason's upcoming fifth studio album Yes!, due on July 15. If you're itching for more, you're in luck: Fans will get a new song every Monday until the release.
Back in October, Jason told Fuse about recording the "lush" album with the all-female band Raining Jane. Find out more right here.