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Albums Of The Week: John Mayer | Sob Rock

The singer-guitarist sincerely ❤️ s the ’80s on his slick, nostalgic eighth album.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “After teasing its arrival on social media, on billboards, and in print, the Grammy-winning artist, guitarist, and producer John Mayer has unveiled his eighth full-length album Sob Rock. Produced by Mayer and Don Was, and recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, the album marks Mayer’s first solo offering since 2017’s gold-selling  The Search for Everything.

First single Last Train Home itself stands out as classic  Mayer, with an unforgettable guitar riff, a twist of keys, and quotable lyrics. Not to mention,  Maren Morris  makes a cameo in the track and music video, while both percussionist  Lenny Castro (Toto) and keyboardist  Greg  Phillinganes  (Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Toto) perform on the tune.

There’s nobody quite like  John Mayer. The Bridgeport, CT native introduced himself on the quintuple-platinum  Room For Squares in 2001 and has earned three #1 debuts on the  Billboard Top 200 with the triple-platinum  Heavier Things (2003), double-platinum  Battle Studies  (2009), and gold  Born and Raised  (2012). In addition to selling over 20 million albums worldwide and gathering billions of streams to date, he has garnered seven Grammy Awards, including  Song of the Year for Daughters. In 2015, Dead & Company was founded, with Mayer on lead guitar as well as vocals. Since its formation, the band has completed six tours, playing to 3.4 million fans, and has become a record-breaking stadium act. Most recently, 2017’s The Search for Everything bowed at #2 on the  Billboard Top 200 and went gold.”