Well, I tried.
Just (tried) to listen to John Mayer’s latest, Paradise Valley.
Not sure where he’s going.
It’s a little bit country, a little bit blues and a little bit …? Need a good word here.
OK, maybe too snarky but it just doesn’t seem to fit anywhere. Maybe that’s why I haven’t heard anything on the radio from him lately. But then my diet of “pop” is pretty limited.
I still really like his first two albums but since then have not found a whole lot that keeps me coming back.
I think he messed up getting involved with Jessica Simpson and not sure how many other “girlfriends” he has been involved with. He works with Katy Perry on this one. I don’t read the tabs but maybe she is his latest?
Don’t know if that is a good or bad influence.
I’d rather just have him write more good songs and wail on his guitar a bit.
At times he used to remind me of Sting. At others – Stevie Ray.
I think he has the chops to really do well someday!
P.S. I think he needs to get back with Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan.