How is John Mayer’s New Album?
The Search for Everything is a new album/EP that’s being released by John Mayer in sections. The songs are available both on Spotify and on iTunes. John Mayer is notorious for making his music widely available, knowing that most of the profits in the music business these days comes from playing shows anyway. John Mayer is one of the most successful musicians of his generation, and it makes sense that he would make his music available to his many fans.
The good news is that John Mayer has released new music. Some of it was released this very week, as 4 new singles were released on Spotify and iTunes. The project, called The Search for Everything, is the latest release from John Mayer. Listeners can’t expect it to be as monumental as Continuum, but it’s still John Mayer, and since everything he touches (music-wise) turns to gold, it’s fair to expect this to turn out the same.
John Mayer and The Search for Everything
The Return to Blues
The last two major projects from JM, Paradise Valley and Born and Raised were particularly folky. Although they still featured impressive solos from the musician, they didn’t have the same blues-feel that made Continuum and JM’s other projects so successful. The Search for Everything seems to be walking the line between blues, pop, and rock that Mayer walks all too well.
No doubt, this will be a welcome return. Fans of John Mayer are always supportive of his music, but this seems to be the style of JM that appeals best to a wide audience.
No Starlet Singer
One difference between this album and his last one is that this one has no cute starlet singer. The last one had Katy Perry in a song called Who You Love. Battle Studies had Taylor Swift in a song, as well. This release, at least so far, is solely John. At the end of the day, I think that’s how I like it.
John Mayer’s Still John Mayer
This project is no Continuum, but it’s still better than much of the music that gets released, thanks to Mayer’s guitar playing and songwriting abilities. JM is truly one of the best songwriters of his generation, and the fruit of his labors continue to bless each and every one of us.
Check Out Spotify
The best part about this whole ordeal is that these songs are already available on Spotify. Some artists wait until their music has been on iTunes for a while before making it available to anyone with a Spotify account. Apparently John isn’t too concerned with whether people choose to listen to his music on Spotify instead of purchasing it on iTunes.
The Best Songs
So far my favorite tracks on the new release are Changing and Roll it on Home. Changing was released on the first Volume, while Roll it on Home was released in the second volume of The Search for Everything. However, all of the songs are good. Moving On and Getting Over is pretty catchy a well, and is starting to grow on me.
Lots of people are being inspired by John Mayer’s extensive volume of work so far. The good news is that he’s got a lot of music that he’s going to continue to write and release, as someone like John will have to have an outlet for his creativity for years to come. If you’re a John Mayer fan then you could even check to see if John is coming to a city near you this year, as he’s visiting tons of cities in his 2017 tour.
John Mayer’s albums continue to impress time after time.