I don’t remember the exact moment when I started loving John Mayer’s music, but it’s been a long time. The first time I saw him play live was in the winter of 2007 at the University of Arkansas. And, to me, that’s when he went from being a cute singer to being a musician. He had just released his album Continuum, his best to date, in my opinion. He’s so great on that guitar! I tell all the haters to go see him live, because I’m sure it would change their minds seeing him in concert.
Having said that, I don’t think all his music is amazing. His most recent album, Born And Raised, was specially weak compared to the rest of his discography. He didn’t even get a chance to redeem it on the road, because he had to cancel the whole tour due to medical issues.
He’s now back in business and didn’t waste any time getting new material ready. His new album, Paradise Valley, is set to release at the end of August. What I’ve heard of it so far has not been very impressive, until I heard this song, “Waiting on the Day.” This is the first Mayer song I’ve reaaaaaaally liked in a long time. Since Battle Studies, actually.
Now I’m finally looking forward to the whole album. Maybe there will be another gem in there.