It’s not that we’re over his powerhouse singles like “Your Body is a Wonderland”, “Back to You”, “Gravity” and “Daughters”.
It’s just that, like from many solid performers, you can’t help wanting more of John Mayer’s talent. It’s been over two years since we last heard new music from the singer-songwriter and producer (that’s a cover of Beyoncé’s “XO”); and three years since the release of Paradise Valley, his countrified sixth studio album.
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When the Grammy-winning musician hinted a new project in September, we knew his hiatus, during which he set aside all solo work to tour with Dead & Company, was about to be over.
The single is mixed
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) September 30, 2016
And last Thursday, Mayer took to Twitter to share a cryptic message about his brand new single, “Love On The Weekend”, set to drop on “11.17” (11.18 this time zone!).
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) November 10, 2016
And from then on, he hadn’t skipped a day teasing us.
*Nothing much, just giving you a peek*
Happy Saturday (see ya Thursday) #loveontheweekend
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Then last night the world finally got to hear some new John Mayer goodness as the 39-year-old musician premiered “Love on the Weekend” during a Facebook Live. He also answered some fan questions and revealed the title of his 2017 album will be The Search for Everything. The entire session is up for streaming now.
The good news doesn’t end there: the Mayer of our town will embark on his first major solo tour since 2013’s Born and Raise World Tour. The tour will kick off with a few dates in April before running full-on from July to October. Certainly, we’ll be the first to give you the latest on Mayer’s visit to Asia should it happen.
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In the meantime, stream the song again in its high-def glory. Or take a listen below.
“It’s a Friday, we finally made it/ I can’t believe I get to see your face/ You’ve been working and I’ve been waiting/ To pick you up and take you from this place.”
Yep, it’s our new Friday jam. For every Friday, forever.