Tonight is the night, folks, for VH1 Storytellers: Jason Mraz, which airs at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Since Mraz’s Twitter followers had a significant impact in choosing his setlist for Storytellers, it’s them we can thank for the tearjerker performance of “I Won’t Give Up”, which even caused Mraz himself to cry while telling the story of writing such a touching song. We caught up with Mraz to find out what he thinks of the sobbing at his shows. Turns out he doesn’t mind it at all.
“I’ve always thought of my music as medicine, and sometimes you need that medicine,” he said. “Some people need that medicine more than others.” Medicine so good it makes you bawl is awfully powerful. Although he thinks his songs are touching, he doesn’t think they invoke waterworks, but if they do, he wants people to let it flow. “I like to look at a crowd and see some people crying,” he said. “It’s the equivalent to smelling pot smoke at a concert. It’s like, man you smuggled that in here, and you’re choosing to burn it during my song. That is the greatest honor.”
Be sure to honor Jason Mraz with your tears (we won’t tell if you don’t) by tuning in to VH1 Storytellers: Jason Mraz tonight on VH1 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.