Teaming with producers Lester Mendez (Shakira, Enrique Iglesias) and Rick Nowels (Madonna, Amber), Jewel has glossed up her serious prose and added a bit of fun to make it pop. Did you ever think that she would sing "Yes U Can" about getting the party started?
Jewel effortly embraces several aspects of pop gracefully genre hopping between retro-Jewel ("2 Find U" and "2 Become 1") and new found explorations of her inner Alanis ("Haunted"), the middle-eastern rhythms of "Intuition," and rap attempts on "U & Me" = Love."
Though the album is bookended with more serious songs, "Stand" which is reminiscent of Suzanne Vega's observational "Tom's Diner" and the folky patriotic protest song "America" both of which harken back to the serious singer/songwriter vein of her past albums, the album is balanced by dance pop that you would expect to hear on a Britney album.
While her long term fans may think Jewel has inhaled a bit too much stardust in to her lungs, I would say with the pop thing she is "doin' fine".