Jason Mraz has released a new song, “You Do You,” featuring Tiffany Haddish.
The actress and comedian contributes a charismatic verse to the free-spirited single from Look for the Good, Mraz’s new reggae album out on June 19. Besides Haddish, the record will also feature Sister Carol, an icon of the genre.
“‘You Do You’ is the epitome of what I believe—that everyone should be themselves and do the things you love to do, as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody else,” Haddish said in a statement. “Life would be so much easier if we all portrayed ourselves as who we really are. I feel like there would be less violence, less confusion, and less depression from suppressing who you really are. I know that played a role when I was depressed.”
She added, “And as I talk to my friends through this horrible pandemic, I see a lot of people are learning to love themselves and to be closer to themselves, which will allow them to BE themselves. I think that will make for a much better society when we’re all out and about.”
The accompanying video for “You Do You” was shot while under lockdown and inspired by classic children’s television shows like Reading Rainbow and The Electric Company. Watch it here: