Jason Castro Debuts his New Single

Check out Jason Castro’s new single, the lively “Let’s Just Fall In Love” at his official website, JasonCastroMusic.com, HERE.

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The track, co-written by Jason, captures his quirky charm, although I could have done without the whistling…

And, if you are in the Los Angeles area, head to the Grove later today, Jason will open for headliner Michelle Branch at a free concert. 8 PM.

After the jump, Jason sings another tune from his album “It Matters To Me”, nabbed from a webcast Jason had for fans yesterday.

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120 Comments

  1. love the single….i think it will be added to itunes shortly…they just started rolling out his music yesterday

    out of his songs that we already knew about…I’m positive that Love uncompromised, sweet medicine, shine your light, and it’s all right with me will be on the album

  2. Not a bad song! I was a Jason fan during S7. This wasn’t exactly what I was expecting or would have wanted from him, but I think “lively” is a good word to describe it. Wish him much luck with it. He’s a great guy.

  3. When it first started I thought, Oh no. But a little further into it, I started liking it. It’s a sweet, fun, feel-good song. I think his fans will be very happy.

  4. That was a very nice, retro 60’s pop-ish sounding ditty.

    I think Jason’s fans will be very happy with it- I can’t say I count myself among them as I haven’t followed him although I liked him on Idol. This seems to really fit his personality and vibe- simple, sweet, sincere, and fun.

    I do wish him all the luck and will happily contribute the price of one single towards that when he hits iTunes.

  5. his voice sounds better than on the show but the song is weird. i’ll pass

  6. I expect it to be added to iTunes in the next few weeks. I think the free download with pre-order was Atlantic’s way of getting people to pre-order the album. I’m sure it will be there by the time they ship this to radio.

    I also don’t necessarily think this is going to be indicitive of all the songs on the album as Jason himself seems rather eclectic, but we shall see. His interview with Slezak in the News thread talks way more about the album.

  7. That is adorable!!! It’s the best side of Jason. It’s fun…it’s organic…I totally love it. I think it’s a hit! Great for Jason. I was worried about him and all the shenanigans that seemed to prevent this from happening sooner.

  8. Jason was one my favorites during Season 7 and I was so excited when I heard he got a major label deal but I gotta say, I hate the new single. It’s just so incredibly cheesy in my opinion!! It’s not at all what I thought it was going to sound like. He’s given a preview of so many other amazing songs that this one is such a let down for me. I LOVE Love Uncompromised and was really hoping that would be the first single.

  9. Slezak called the song Reaaaaally Sweeeeeeeeet. I can see what he meant, it is a sweet poppy song, which is not a bad thing at all.
    It has a peppy uplifting beat to it, like something you’d want to hear on a summery Sunday morning, while on your way to a picnic on Hampstead Heath.
    Or a song from a Richard Curtis movie.

    I’m shocked, but I think I like it.

  10. Alrighty then…I listened to both songs and the first thing that popped out to me was the “very forced” lyrics. Too much emphasis on rhyming and the words just didn’t flow.

    If I were hearing these without having a clue who the artist was I would just turn them off and say “blah, very unprofessional sounding”. I guess Jason is just not for me….but then I am very rarely enraptured by a sit on a stool, guitar strumming singer unless they have something very unique to sing. And these songs are far from unique IMHO.

    For a year and a half worth of blood, sweat, and tears all of this comes off as very mediocre. YMMV.

  11. Cantiello liked it too via his twitter. I think it’s going to be one of those love it or hate it kind of songs honestly.

  12. The second song I did not like AT ALL.
    The structure is clumsy, the lyrics are forced and sound like high-school poetry, and the melody is completely forgettable.

  13. I’m in the love it camp for sure!!! Also really like the whistling at the beginning. Go Jason!!

    Sunn, I agree that it sounds like an uplifting summery song, too bad it couldn’t have come out at the beginning of summer. Still may do well though.

  14. Not bad. BTW, I don’t like Jason.

    Is it me, or does his voice sound over-produced?

  15. it is so not what i anticipated from jason, but it LOVE it. such a nice surprise.

  16. I think about Jason with the daisy in his hair, standing mouth agape in front of the judges being completely ridiculed and just taking it in stride. That’s the image that I have of Jason…and this single completely matches that persona. I don’t think he’s dumb or aloof…I just think he’s Jason. He adheres himself to the simple pleasures in life and just shakes the other stuff off. I’m sure he’ll release some deeper tracks, but this single is one of his sides…and a very catchy, sweet and marketable ditty.

  17. The single is nice and sweet. I think the way they recorded Jason’s voice made it sound stronger and it is more appealling to me.
    Could be a hit (not as sure as I was for Battlefield or No Surprise tough).

  18. Enjoyed his single at the beginning but it lost me in the end, no buy for me.

    Loved his live performance of “It Matters to Me” so I’m buying his cd!

    If his producers take away his emotion when he sings “It Matters to Me” on his cd I will now know it was THEIR fault & not Jason!

    By biggest pet peave with most producers from AI is they “take away” from originality instead of enhancing natural talent.

  19. The whistling is corny.

    One person’s corny is another’s retro.

    Enjoyed his single at the beginning but it lost me in the end, no buy for me.

    Loved his live performance of ‘It Matters to Me’  so I’m buying his cd!

    I felt the opposite. Liked the single, a little bored with It Matters to Me. But I can see that with more instruments, a beat, a little harmony, I might like It Matters to Me.

  20. As I mentioned in the other thread, I’m a bit disappointed in this. Not crazy about the song—it just seems too cutesy to me, and I had hoped for better. But I also think that they have over-produced his voice, which is such a shame. I loved his quirky voice, and I feel like they rubbed out a lot of the quirks. Hope I like the rest of the CD better, as I had been definitely planning on checking it out.

    Sigh.

  21. I think it’s hard to judge on It Matters To Me until I hear it with more instrumentation. I’ll be interested to see how it sounds when he plays it with a band at his gig tonight.

  22. The cover creeps me out. The two songs are not bad for my taste. I won’t mind them getting plays by my local radio.

  23. When I first heard the whistling I was like, “Oh, Jas…”, but now I like it a lot, it makes you feel happy! The second song I like the idea of, I’ll decide how I really feel when I hear the recorded version. I too think this CD is going to be very eclectic, and as we know a lot of the stuff he’s been working with (Love Uncompromised, etc.), I think it’s going to be good and that these two songs aren’t an indication of the CD as a whole.

  24. As I posted in the earlier thread, I’m not exactly disappointed, just surprised, by his single. I have been a huge fan of Jason’s from the start—I have a mixed Cd with pre-idol and idol stuff on it that I still listen to all the time—and what I love about Jason is that he is so unique, kind of quirky, UNLIKE a lot of what is on radio today. This song is more radio friendly than some of the earlier stuff—but is not as much my taste. I will definitely be buying the album regardless. I am just hoping that “Love Uncompromised”, “Sweet Medicine” and “Shine Your Light” to name a few, are on his album as well. While I like this song, I absolutely LOVE those songs, and was happier with his pick of “Love Uncompromised” as single previously.
    Jason is one of those that, if not careful, can sound overly produced. I hope what I fell in love with about Jason is not overshadowed by what Atlantic has in mind for him.

  25. Has Jason mentioned in any interviews, or on live webcast last night, if some of the earlier songs he has been playing such as “Love Uncompromised” and “Sweet Medicine” will be on this CD?

  26. Sorry, didn’t really like this song. The whistling is just odd and the whole song has a t.v. commercial for Target or JC Penney type too cheery bounciness to it. That’s where I’d expect to hear it — as part of a t.v. commercial — not on the radio as someone’s single.

  27. Very forgettable. I listened to it about 20 minutes ago, I don’t remember a thing.

  28. Sorry…HATED it. Here’s why:

    1) Thinly produced. Sounds like he mixed it in his garage using a casette player.
    2) Who else is on the charts with that “sound” right now? No one. There is a reason for that.
    3) The lyrics are VERY obvious and sound like they were written by a kid in high school.
    4) The vocals are just sub-karaoke for me.

    The weird part is I really liked Jason Castro on the show and enjoyed SOTR by him immensely. This is complete fail. If this is the lead song on the album, I hate to hear the rest.

  29. Just listened to his song again. I like that Jason (and I guess his people and his label?) aren’t going with a middle of the road thing. There’s tons of personality all over that song and that website and people will love it or hate it but probably won’t be neutral, which I really applaud. I mean, even the font they use on his website has personality. And when you click on “buy track” you go to http://jasoncastro.hasawebstore.com How witty a domain is that?

    He does sound a touch like Bobby Sherman though. Upside–no one remembers Bobby Sherman.

  30. Loved Jason’s photo, but the song, not so much.

    To be honest I didn’t listen to more than 20 seconds. I just didn’t like his voice on that song, or maybe it is the tune… Whatever it is, I don’t plan on buying it.

  31. I really like it, it is very radio friendly – sweet and so Jason. The more I listen, the more I like it, catchy and I really believe that it will catch on. You go Jason Castro, get on with your bad self. Worth the wait

    “”There’s tons of personality all over that song and that website and people will love it or hate it but probably won’t be neutral, which I really applaud. I mean,””

    This ^^^ with Jason – it has been like this since the beginning, you get him or you dont, you love him or you hate him – not much middle ground there. He will do well with this, I have no fears.

    and Ha – “this is the song I close my eyes on a lot” he is still our precious, goofy Jason – I am so glad

  32. LOL Sumidol–I agree with you–the more I listen, the more I like it! It is definitely catchy, IMO.

  33. I’m really loving this single. I think it has a lot of personality and it fits Jason.
    I don’t know if it will be a big hit, but to me it already is. I can see this getting radio play…it is such a fun song.
    I like the whistle too.

    I’ve liked almost every song I’ve heard from him post idol, so I think his cd will be made of win.

  34. AllenTX
    Aug 19th, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    Very forgettable. I listened to it about 20 minutes ago, I don’t remember a thing.

    That’s true, I liked it when I first heard it. I listened to it twice, but for the life of me I can’t remember it now. I’m actively trying to remember the melody or the words, the chorus… Nothing. I don’t remember anything at all about the song.

    Not a good sign.

  35. Precious and goofy yes he is—-he is so quirky, I absolutely love it! Jason is one of those love em or hate em artists—-Proud to say I am on the love side—- = )
    BUT—–Can the album hurry up and be released already? I am not good at waiting. At least I still have my Jason mixed CD to listen to while I am waiting… = )

  36. I have no intention with arguing with any one over the song. I think it’s a love it or hate it thing as I said before. I think it’s meant to fit into the radio landscape, hence the single choice. I think it’s meant to make people happy, as simple as that. I’m going to go with Slezak’s term “jaunty”.

    However, I don’t think his voice sounds overproduced. Jason’s voice sounds the same to me there as it did in his Idol recordings. I still hear all the unique qualities in his voice that I heard and fell in love with on Idol.

    Dawn–I’m with you on the hurrying up. Waiting isn’t my strong suit. Then again at least we’re past the days when people were speculating over whether or not Jason was going to sign with someone and etc.

  37. He does sound a touch like Bobby Sherman though. Upside’“no one remembers Bobby Sherman.

    I remember him running every where he went on Here Come the Brides!
    Hell, I even remember Shindig!

  38. Well, he’s one of the only passed over by 19 Idols that got signed by another major. So he should get decent promotion. It’ll be interesting to see if they can get radio play for this. I wasn’t a Jason fan so to me this sounds cute but not memorable. It almost sounds like something you’d hear on a children’s album.

  39. I’m shocked, but I think I like it.

    I wouldn’t use the word shocked, puzzled, maybe. It’s a little strange and boppy, and at first his voice doesn’t sound exactly how I remember Jason sounding, but it’s real cute and very different than the generic stuff from Jordin or Daughtry, so it’s Ok by me.

  40. It’s sounds ok, but it sort of makes me think of the Brady Bunch. Don’t know if I can hear it on the radio.

  41. Not sure where the “Either you Love him or Hate him” mantra is coming from.

    I don’t love Jason, but I certainly don’t hate him or even mildly dislike him. He seems nice enough and his voice is “okay”.

  42. So true Brie—we’re past the whole will he or won’t he? ordeal. There was never a doubt in my mind someone would eventually snatch him up. I agree with you about his voice—it is not overproduced, and that was something I was scared of happening. When I mentioned above that he could easily sound over produced–I guess I say that because his voice is so unique and identifiable that it would be so easy to tell if it had been messed with, or changed, or so-called “enhanced”, or whatever you wanna say… = ) But it wasn’t and for that I was absolutely thrilled!
    Although the music was different than I expected or imagined, his beautiful voice was still there.

  43. Cheesy and corny are the two words that come to mind. It reminds me of something I’d hear on Splash Mountain at Disneyland. Actually, it would be perfect as the soundtrack to an animated Disney movie if it wasn’t so forgettable.

  44. Allison
    Aug 19th, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    I’m shocked, but I think I like it.

    I wouldn’t use the word shocked, puzzled, maybe. It’s a little strange and boppy, and at first his voice doesn’t sound exactly how I remember Jason sounding, but it’s real cute and very different than the generic stuff from Jordin or Daughtry, so it’s Ok by me.

    I’m always shocked when I like a song from an Idol. LOL! Needless to say, It’s not a state I experience that often.

    I’m hoping against hope that this year’s crop will deliver me the shock of my life – crossing fingers, toes, eyes, basically everything that can be crossed will remain crossed until November.

  45. It’s a sweet, light, happy song. I like the whistling, it’s quirky and nice, just like the song is. His website is well designed.

    But it isn’t memorable. I listened to it five minutes ago, but all I can remember is “let’s just fall in love again” and a rhyme involving “funny/honey.”

    I can’t comment on whether they overproduced his voice or if its changed because I’ve never heard it before. It doesn’t strike me as overproduced. He’s got a nice voice but rather bland.

    They’ve got a really good handle on the image and persona they’re going to market him as. So, good luck. He’s very likeable, but slightly “meh” for me.

  46. I think it’s meant to fit into the radio landscape, hence the single choice.

    Okay, this I don’t see. What format are you thinking of? …

    It seems to be produced in a very throw-backy fashion to me (except for smoothing Jason’s voice, which didn’t need to be smoothed, in my opinion — *that’s* contemporary.) But otherwise… I don’t see the radio-friendliness.

    It’s definitely not Top 40, is it? Or are others hearing something I’m not? I really can’t imagine whistling on today’s Top 40 radio. I guess I can see AC, maybe….

  47. I really like it, it is very radio friendly – sweet and so Jason. The more I listen, the more I like it, catchy and I really believe that it will catch on. You go Jason Castro, get on with your bad self. Worth the wait

    ” There’s tons of personality all over that song and that website and people will love it or hate it but probably won’t be neutral, which I really applaud. I mean,’ ”

    This ^^^ with Jason – it has been like this since the beginning, you get him or you dont, you love him or you hate him – not much middle ground there. He will do well with this, I have no fears.

    and Ha – ‘this is the song I close my eyes on a lot’  he is still our precious, goofy Jason – I am so glad

    Agreed with all of the above. He sounds like the laid-back and mellow Jason that I remember from AI. I remember Paula saying to him that he had a joyfulness about him; this after he sang “Daydream.” This is what the songs remind me of. Go, Jason, and I wish you all the success you deserve.:-)

  48. This seems to really fit his personality and vibe- simple, sweet, sincere, and fun.

    I do wish him all the luck and will happily contribute the price of one single towards that when he hits iTunes.

    Yup, me too. The single is very Jason, and I like it.

    I’ve not read all comments, but this song reminds me alot of the vibe on Aimee Allen’s new album, A Little Happiness, and a little of the Marleys’ new music too. It’s definitely mood music for me, because it’s not my “default” go-to style right now — Green Day, Death Cab for Cutie, Portugal. The Man, Muse and Phoenix type stuff. But I have a lot of eclectic music in my iPod playlists, so Jason’s songs could find a happy home there as well. :-)

    I’m really happy this is finally happening for him.

    ETA: I agree it may be tough to find a slot for this in today’s Top 40, but that changes, so who knows.

  49. I’m not an expert of course, but I think it could fit into Top 40. People were making Jonas Brothers connections and that falls under Top 40. Granted I’m not fond of that comparison, but it’s there. I can see Mraz getting away with whistling on Top 40 too. But I have no idea what Atlantic is shooting for really.

  50. Unfortunately this skews a bit too much into novelty song territory for me, especially with the stupid whistling (Bobby McFerrin, anyone? “Don’t worry, be happy.”)

    It’s lightweight (as expected), inoffensive (again, expected), and utterly unmemorable. I agree with the person above who suggested adding it to a disney movie soundtrack. Pre-Tween and Tween girls will probably enjoy it. I’ll be stunned if Top 40 radio even gives it a second listen. If this is the direction he’s headed then Atlantic can always tour him with Jonas Bros, Archuleta or Miley.

    ETA I just took a listen to the second song. Same lightweight style music with clunky lyrics. All his songs are lyrically the same, it’s like he has one lane and it’s “sensitive boyfriend songs.” Gets boring.

  51. What a beautiful delightful boy! And I like the song – also fun and delightful. It has a very Colby Caillat-ish sound to it. If this popped up on my ipod, I would smile :rolleyes_tb:

  52. Just saw Aimee Allen the other night. Can’t say she sounded much like this live, but live she was a little more rockin’ than the tracks I listened to on iTunes when I got home from the concert. Got a picture with her, sweet girl.

    The whistling in the beginning reminded me of the Muppets. Weird how the brain associates things.

  53. I liked it. I have liked Jason ever since his rendition of Hallelujah on IDOL! :thumbup_tb:

    I wonder if he will have more instrumental backup on the album or if it will be solely accoustic..that may help create a more memorable performance.

    I believe he also wrote the song. He is very talented and hopefully will find a successful niche that will support his unique style….jason marz like.

  54. sr4mjc, yeah, A Little Happiness swerves pretty sharply from Aimee Allen’s prior work, I agree. Good to know she’s rocking live. That would be my preference. :-) How much fun that you just saw her! BTW, I read somewhere — iTunes promotional review maybe — that the tone change on this album may be attributable to some fairly harrowing life circumstances she just went through (including assault!)

    But, sorry for the OT stuff. It is odd the associations our minds make, since Jason’s single reminded me of Aimee, as well as Ziggy Marley. LOL

  55. I kind of like him. Not a ton but he’s okay but this single has JoBros written all over it.

  56. To me, it’s a very similar sound to Brooke’s Radio Radio (I only listened to the single). Maybe he could join Brooke and Michael Johns on tour if his solo gig doesn’t work out.

  57. OK, Im just gonna say it. I LOVED the song. It reminded me of the bubble gum music of the ’60’s and Im sooooo ready to re live them. Kinda reminds me a little of Bobby Sherman, (yes, Im old and you probably dont even know his name) but I had a MAD crush on him. Like…. who didnt. He was groovy and yes, it makes me think of songs like Daydream.

    Yes sir, custom made for a daydreamin’ boy. I like it.

  58. I remember Paula saying to him that he had a joyfulness about him; this after he sang ‘Daydream.’  This is what the songs remind me of.

    That’s the first thing I thought of too, that they’re reminding fans of how much we liked him singing “Daydream” on the show and the tour. I think it fits right in with Mraz’s “I’m Yours” on the radio. Since that song got extensive airplay on Top 40, Hot AC, and Ac, I don’t think it’s a bad strategy. It’s also similar to Colbie Caillat’s new song, and the playful feel of Lily Allen’s songs, so it is a sound that radio is playing.

    I don’t think it’s a song that I’ll still be listening to in 10 years, but it’s enjoyable pop fluff, which is more than I can say about most Idols’ first singles. I’m definitely still going to check out his album.

  59. This is pretty much what I expected Jason’s first single to sound like. Up-beat, catchy — a feel-good song about love. I like it.

    As for radio, I think it would fit nicely on stations that play Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson’s stuff. Definitely HAC and maybe some pop stations.

    Are the lyrics a little cheesey? Sure, but most love songs are. On the surface, Jason doesn’t appear to have had much angst in his life, so I’m not expecting his lyrical content to stray much from “silly love songs” until he’s had a few more years under his belt. He’s what? 21 or 22 and probably in love.

    From a marketing standpoint, I doubt Atlantic is complaining. Someone mentioned “sensitive boyfriend”… well, chicks of all ages eat that shit up. ;-)

    Good luck to Jason. I’m rooting for him. He was my fave his season and I would like to see him succeed. From the EW interview with Slezak, he seems to have a realistic view of success as well.

  60. It does kinda remind me of the Monkees. But I loved the Monkees.

  61. I guess I’m not one who thinks radio play is make it or break it for anyone. Anyone remember K Locke or Kat McPhee? They got tons of radio play and neither albums did well.

    I kind of like the whistlig at the beginning because you know that it’s Jason’s son coming on. And, I think they are going for the younger crowd with Jason, much like the Jonas Bros. In fact, I hate the Jonas Bros. music as well as Miley Cyrus, who in my opinion, can’t sing. Same goes for Lady GaGa. I absolutely think she stinks.

    I think Atlantic was keeping Jason, Jason. Light, fluffy, sweet. Taht’s who he is.

  62. I wonder if he will have more instrumental backup on the album or if it will be solely accoustic..that may help create a more memorable performance.

    This single is nowhere near acoustic.

    I really like this single. This sounds like something I could hear in a commerical, very upbeat and catchy imo.

  63. I feel SO much better after reading that EW article. Not only is Hallelujah going to be on the album, but one of his favorites is a song he did with Marc Roberge from O.A.R.

    Last season there were two groups I constantly hoped he would go in the direction of: Augustana and O.A.R. (For those of you not familiar with O.A.R., you need to check out “Love And Memories”, “Mr. Moon”, “Shattered”, or “This Town”. )

    He almost signed with Augustana’s label, and when he didn’t I got a little dejected, but it is even cooler that O.A.R. likes him enough to work with him. I really couldn’t be happier for him and have no doubts the rest of the album will be better than this first single, which, by the way, is quickly becoming a guilty pleasure.

  64. Last season there were two groups I constantly hoped he would go in the direction of: Augustana and O.A.R. (For those of you not familiar with O.A.R., you need to check out ‘Love And Memories’ , ‘Mr. Moon’ , ‘Shattered’ , or ‘This Town’ . )

    I like both of those groups. If Jason is working with O.A.R., that’s good news.

    He’s just so darn likeable, I want him to succeed.

  65. What is kinda funny is, all of the negative comments, cheesy, too pop, fluff, bad choice of words, etc – are almost, seriously, word for word – the same negative comments given when the Davids singles came out, Crush and Light on – and in spite of all of that negativity those singles did very well. I sure hope the same holds true for Jason, he deserves the best from all that I have
    heard and read about him.

  66. He really is likeable. His voice is so distinctive too. Cannot wait to download a full version of Hallelujah.

  67. Actually, I really like Jason & I think this song will catch on IF he releases a cool video. I don’t know anything about current categories as in where this song fits, but I do know there is a market for stuff like this. Reminds me of the type of song Jason Mranz would sing. I hope Jason does well as I would love to see more of him.

    He’s so darned cute! :rolleyes_tb:

  68. I love Jason’s voice in its natural state and have big fan since “Daydream” (the joy! the musicianship! the beautiful vocal quality!), but was surprised (and somewhat dismayed) by “Let’s Just Fall in Love Again.” My first thought was, “Hey, is this the the song he wrote with Kara?” because I was looking to point the finger of blame. (In fairness, “No Boundaries” is actually one of the better coronation songs, but they all stink.) My second thought was, “Hey, those B******s” tweeked his voice, auto-tuned it or something. Jason’s natural voice is not strong, but has a loveliness–and even, oddly, lushness–to it. On second listening, “Let’s Just” is okay, but a poster here has it right, Jason’s producers are trolling in Jonas Brothers territory. “It Matters to Me” is much better. And “Love Uncompromised” is better than both. I am looking forward to Jason’s CD, but now I’m a bit apprehensive that idiot producers and sound mixers are gonna mess it up. And I don’t post on Jason sites, but that package garbage is BAD public relations. Bits of Jason for sale! (I’m surprised that one option isn’t “And for $1,000, you can share Jason’s bed.”) Who is responsible for such egregiousness? Jason is desperately in need of Fifth House SUn’s free PR advice.

  69. I like it. Definitely written for a target demographic. The lyrics are funny, too, and it tells a story. Sweet.

  70. So I’ve been a fan of Jason’s since he opened his mouth on Idol and even hold a place on his street team. My first reaction when hearing this song was “OH NO!” and I was a bit disappointed.

    But ya know what? After hearing it a few times I have completely changed my tune. I now love it! Very catchy and infectious! I still don’t like the whistling though and only hope that they remove it for air play.

    I’m so proud of Jason and the amazing songwriter he’s proven himself to be And like one person stated above me, he’s just so darn likable that you want him to succeed!

  71. Well, I absolutely love it!!

    It is so unexpected. I expected a whole cd of slow ballads. So happy to be surprised with this upbeat song! I see it as a Jason Mraz-y type song. And if “I’m Yours” can break records, who knows.

    I bought Brooke’s cd even though I didn’t care for ‘hold up my heart’. Turns out I love all her songs on the cd — except ‘hold up my heart’.

    And soooo glad a “heart” song isn’t in his first single too….with Brooke…and Michael’s out there.

  72. Jason hasn’t lost his quirky charm. On second listen, the song has possibilities; it grows on one.

  73. First impression, I like it. I also have to listen to a song a few times to know how much I do or don’t like it. If anything, it was overproduced to me (the instrumentation). I would like a more acoustic, mellow, jack-johnson sound, lighter, like Mraz, or like Hey There Delilah. The production sounds a little bit like trying too hard. But that’s first impression.

    I like the 2nd song better, because it is more acoustic (at this point).

    p.s. what EW article? I can’t find a link in this thread …

  74. I actually really like the single and have listened to it on repeat during the last 24 hours. The only problem I have with it is that I can’t seem to remember the chorus– something that doesn’t happen when I listen to “hit” songs. Oh well, that’s just me.

    the music video should be fun

    Can’t wait!

  75. I think this tune is very catchy and I will definitely remember it. I want to fall in love with you again. It’s so funny, let’s think about it honey. I really think Jason has created something different. I know there will be dissenters, but he caught me!

  76. Thanks pj :)

    I am really rooting for Jason. And how cool to open for Michelle Branch.

    I like the whistling … these days, it’s “different.”

  77. No problem, Oceana. I follow Slezak on twitter and he linked it this AM.

    Yeah, I have no problem with the whistling either. It won’t break or make the song, that’s for sure.

    Gemini, are those tweets? Good to see that some guys are digging him. LOL.

    PS And what was up with that cell cert? I clicked on it for about a minute. The sound was bad, but the video was disturbing. Was someone filming themselves listening to a cell cert?

  78. yes, tweets.

    nickspina
    There’s 100s of girls screaming over Jason Castro at the grove right now. What? Did he win?

    lyndseyparker
    Just saw Jason Castro play at the Grove. He was good. He didn’t do any songs from ‘Cats.’

  79. Wow, I loved that song on the first listen…wasn’t expecting too.

    Very nice voice.

    Catchy tune — very Beatle-y. This is something that would’ve made it to the top of the charts before Clear Channel controlled the song lists.

  80. I just got back from The Grove show. Jason sounded great. The new single is terrific live…better than the studio version. After the show he signed autographs & took pictures with fans for an hour & a half. And, never stopped smiling. What a doll!

  81. Jason is looking and sounding good! I am happy for him. What a doll babe.

  82. I wasn’t invested in anyone from Season 7, but I like Jason and was happy to hear he’d been signed, to a major no less.

    I’m lukewarm about this single, though. His voice sounds nice and it’s a pretty little ditty but I just don’t think it has a strong enough hook to be a hit. I’ve listened to it several times in a row and usually a good hook will stick in my mind – and torment me! – within a couple of listens, but this leaves no trace.

    And like a couple of other people have said, I don’t see where this fits on CHR unless things change mighty quickly. AC all the way for me, and that doesn’t shift units very freely.

    Still, I wish him luck. He seems like a great kid and I’d like to see him do well. :)

  83. ‘Let’s Just Fall in Love Again’  The single doesn’t do anything for me. I hated the production, and it seems all wrong for this particular song, IMO.

  84. Maybe it’s good not to have such a hook that stays in our mind and tortures us. Those kind of songs don’t have staying power, one gets sick of them pretty fast.

  85. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWhI4nQt4V4&feature=related

    tmz

    This is an old one. Not from concert night. ;)

    Maybe it’s good not to have such a hook that stays in our mind and tortures us. Those kind of songs don’t have staying power, one gets sick of them pretty fast.

    I’m Yours may be an exception. That happy little hippie song just made Billboard history for longest-charting single (70 consecutive weeks).

  86. the song is now stuck in my head…found myself singing it in the shower this morning

  87. some of the lyrics made me cringe a little. i’m not hoping for deep, abstract lines on the song (jason’s a simple guy, it’s part of his charm), but i hope the other songs have better lyrics on them.

    that said, jason’s the only guy who can make slightly silly lyrics work and make the music come across as sweet and sincere.

    listening to him always leaves a big, goofy grin on my face. ^_^

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