John Mayer – The Search for Everything – Wave One (Columbia Records, 2017)
John Mayer recently released four tracks off of his upcoming album, The Search for Everything. It’s been over three years since Mayer released an LP and, based on these songs, it’s evident he’s going back to his original musical roots. The first single, “Love on the Weekend,” takes fans back to the days of Room For Squares—it’s reminiscent of the catchy, pop-bluesy hits Mayer first established himself with. The mid-tempo, the reverb-filled guitar riffs and Mayer’s silky, smooth voice come together to tell a love story. In “Changing,” Mayer reflects on growing older. It starts off with a simple piano ballad, but by the bridge, a killer blues electric guitar solo kicks in, signature to Mayer’s style. “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me,” is a subdued, sad piano ballad accompanied by whistles and emotionally-driven lyrics. The Search for Everything – Wave One is a must-listen for all Mayer fans—prepare to get hyped for the full-length release.
Trial Track: “Changing”