Radio Feedback: Jason Mraz’s Backwards Journey to Hearing ‘The Remedy’
Radio Feedback is where we ask artists to wax nostalgic on the first time they heard themselves on the radio.
Jason Mraz has been releasing radio hits for the past 12 years, but the very first time he heard his debut single “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” on the radio he felt out of place. On the other side of the world in Australia, Mraz was also driving on the other side of the road in a station wagon when he heard his song for what he calls a “surreal experience.”
“I was in Australia in a rental car,” he told Radio.com. “I was on the opposite side of the road, I was on the opposite side of the car and I was about to return the car and I heard my song on the radio. My reaction was, ‘Oh I better take this CD out before I return the car.’ Almost instantly I remembered, ‘I don’t have my CD in there. This is really happening.’”
He added: “I was in another country, I was in another lane. All of it just seemed backwards to me. I also felt still a bit, ‘Oh, I should put my windows up because I don’t want people to see me rocking out to my own tune.’ As if anyone would know it was me anyway.”