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LAist Interview: Jason Reeves

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Although you might not realize it, chances are you’ve hummed a Jason Reeves song at some point in the last year. For example, he co-wrote 10 songs, including the ubiquitous “Bubbly,” on Colbie Caillat’s debut album, and he also shares writing credits on Lenka’s current single, “The Show,” which was recently a free featured download on iTunes.

Last month, Reeves struck out on his own with The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache (and Other Frightening Tales), his first album on the Warner Brothers label. He definitely knows his way around a love—as well as a breakup—song, and if these “tales” are any indication, this singer/songwriter will be around for a long while. LAist recently met Reeves for lunch at the Aroma Cafe to discuss the new album, robot pianos and Reeves’ current tour with Tyrone Wells.

LAist: You’ve mentioned that your music is heavily informed by literature. Do you feel that the album sort of reflects the natural progression of a novel?

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Jason Reeves: I hope so, though I’d rather call it a fairytale than a novel.