JASON MRAZ is living full spiral. Itís not full circle, exactly, because heís changed and his experiences have changed, but on his 8th studio album, MYSTICALMAGICAL RHYTHMICAL RADICAL RIDE, the musician has found himself returning to a familiar junction in space. Throughout the album, there are hints of MRAZís formative releases, including his 2002 debut Waiting For My Rocket to Come and 2005ís Mr. A-Z, but it ultimately finds a kinship with 2008ís We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The new songs, which are unabashedly pop, see MRAZ reuniting with numerous collaborators, including L.A. band Raining Jane and producer Martin Terefe, who helmed the 2008 breakout album. The songs grapple with the emotions and experiences that come with being in your mid-life, a time that is often ignored by pop songwriters. Its optimistic, inspiring sensibility reflects the musicianís overall approach to being in the world. It is, in fact, full spiral, reflecting the past but becoming something new.