August 1, 2008

HIT THE LIP: with Jason Mraz

This singer-songwriter wins the war on burnout.
By Cristina Black

FOAM: You took a year long break after touring on your last record. Were you totally drained?
Jason Mraz: I was living on catering and room service, in airports and hotel rooms. I didn’t want to write another record from those places. I didn’t want to write about the industry, and traveling, and not being able to have a relationship last longer than a day. So I just went home and surfed every sunrise that I could.

FOAM: Do you take your board with you on tour?
JM: No, because we don’t hit coastal areas enough. Even touring Australia, I was booked the whole time. But I’ve been lucky to meet more and more people who are willing to lend me boards and wet