Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up

October 02, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Jason Mraz is the sort of artist that you like but wouldn't go as far as buy his singles, he has released a number of songs and have quite a few hits in the UK, however some have fallen short of charting very well. He's signature song is "I'm Yours" but this song isn't too far behind. He is from Virginia in the US, and it's surprising how he has managed to hit the UK, as these sort of artists along with country artists don't even attempt to hit the UK as it usually doesn't work out well, but it looks like Jason Mraz along with other artists are setting the way for other artists of this genre to try and chart.

"I Won't Give Up" was written by Jason Mraz, Theodore Feldman and Michael Natter. The song is very emotional and it was definitely expected to be written by Jason Mraz. He manages to sing every word as if he means it, and that is exactly what you need for this song.

The music video is very symbolic, it is both performance and narrative and reminds me a lot of other music videos such as Avril Lavigne's "When You're Gone" amongst others that I can't think off the top of my head. Which means you are going to have to make the video different or it will be too similar to all the others, unfortunately this one is just the average video.

I was expecting something with this video and there isn't anything, clearly you know that a few are accepted but others have tears in their eyes which doesn't go with the video. Personally I think they must have seen Avril's video before coming up with the idea, as it is too similar, I understand that most videos are the same in one way or another but they change them so they don't look the same, but with this one they've changed it for the worse and not given us endings, leaving it up to us to decipher, which is totally not my thing.

Overall this song is so emotional, but it's video is too similar to others and there is little to no originality. They could've done so much more with this video and they haven't, and now I'm in two minds for this rating, should I be harsh or should I be kind? I have to admit it is a good way of linking to this video, but so many have done it before, and it will probably be done again and again in the future, and I don't think I can deal with seeing the same thing again and again.