Jason Mraz: Inspired by a monk's blessing

Grammy winner Jason Mraz built a career out of writing and singing wholesome songs.
Grammy winner Jason Mraz built a career out of writing and singing wholesome songs.PHOTO: JUSTIN BETTMAN

The encounter led singer Jason Mraz to write upbeat new single Have It All

American folk-pop singer Jason Mraz was travelling in Myanmar a few years ago when he received a blessing from a monk.

Roughly translated to "may you have auspiciousness and causes of success", it inspired him to write his upbeat new single, Have It All, from Know., his recently released sixth album.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2018, with the headline 'Inspired by a monk's blessing'. Print Edition | Subscribe