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“He treated me like family”: Renee Dominique shares why she felt ‘home’ working with Jason Mraz amid pressure

Renee Dominique opened up how Jason Mraz made her feel comfortable.

BY PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

5/14/2019 2:25 PM
“He treated me like family”: Renee Dominique shares why she felt ‘home’ working with Jason Mraz amid pressure


Photo credit: @heyimrenee on Instagram

Pinay singer Renee Dominique, whose relationship with Jason Mraz grew even stronger after collaborating with him, took to Instagram to reveal how surreal everything feels for her even after sharing the stage with the American singer-songwriter during his concert over a week ago. 

“I have tried countless times to rephrase what I say whenever I get asked about how was working—yet alone singing with perhaps a worldwide icon such as Mr. A-Z. It was a dream. Surreal. Unbelievable. Amazing. Magical, and a miracle to be able to cross paths with someone like him. He's such a legend who has made his mark in the industry forever not by chasing after fame, but by being authentic and intentional about keeping the focus not on him—but rather on his music,” she wrote, sharing how amazed she feels to get to know more about Jason Mraz not just as an artist but as a person as well.  

Despite the pressure surrounding her, Renee shared that she felt comfortable working with him because he treated her like family.

“How does it feel to collaborate with him? It felt tremendously nervewracking and exciting. The pressure to do good, and the thought of maybe not being good enough went hand in hand. But on the contrary—it honestly felt like home. What I love and admire most about Jason is how he lives his life in line with what he promotes. You meet him, sit down with him and talk, and the next thing you know, your heartbeat calms down, your shoulders become less tense, because of just the overall vibe he carries,” she wrote.

She then went on: “He is very warm, down to earth, positive, and is nothing but a gentle spirit. He treated me like as if I was already family. Went out of his way to make time, took us out for dinner, passionately answered every question I asked about music and life, made sure I was part of the preshow vocalization backstage, and was so generous in sharing his talent and his stage with me. It's true. When one is selfless, people are drawn to them more. Which is why I see why Jason is who and where he is now.” 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THIS WILL BE LONG BUT BEAR WITH ME. I have tried countless times to rephrase what i say whenever i get asked about how was working—yet alone singing with perhaps a worldwide icon such as Mr. A-Z. It was a dream. Surreal. Unbelievable. Amazing. Magical, and a miracle to be able to cross paths with someone like him. He's such a legend who has made his mark in the industry forever not by chasing after fame, but by being authentic and intentional about keeping the focus not on him—but rather on his music. How does it feel to collaborate with him? It felt tremendously nervewracking and exciting. The pressure to do good, and the thought of maybe not being good enough went hand in hand. But on the contrary—it honestly felt like home. What i love and admire most about Jason is how he lives his life in line with what he promotes. You meet him, sit down with him and talk, and the next thing you know, your heartbeat calms down, your shoulders become less tense, because of just the overall vibe he carries. He is very warm, down to earth, positive, and is nothing but a gentle spirit. He treated me like as if i was already family. Went out of his way to make time, took us out for dinner, passionately answered every question i asked about music and life, made sure i was part of the preshow vocalization backstage, and was so generous in sharing his talent and his stage with me. It's true. When one is selfless, people are drawn to them more. Which is why i see why Jason is who and where he is now. I wanna thank everyone who took part in making this happen. My mom, Josquin Des Pres, Michael & Nancy Natter, Tolan Shaw, Fabien Renoult, Chaska Potter, Leonidas Chantzaras and the rest of Universal Music Germany, my Star Magic family, and ofcourse you @jason_mraz . From the bottom of my heart, thank you. For choosing to invest in me, believing in me, and for opening up your world to me. I am forever grateful. 📸: Joel Garcia

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Thanking everyone who made everything possible, she wrote: “I wanna thank everyone who took part in making this happen. My mom, Josquin Des Pres, Michael & Nancy Natter, Tolan Shaw, Fabien Renoult, Chaska Potter, Leonidas Chantzaras and the rest of Universal Music Germany, my Star Magic family, and ofcourse you @jason_mraz . From the bottom of my heart, thank you. For choosing to invest in me, believing in me, and for opening up your world to me. I am forever grateful.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Could I Love You Any More drops on May 31. ✨ Watch out. 📸: Joel Garcia

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Jason Mraz and Renee Dominique’s collaboration Could I Love You Anymore comes out on May 31.