Apr 19, 2017

John Mayer’s “The Search For Everything” Is All We’ve Been Looking For

By Sydney Zuelke


(Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg for The New York Times)

It’s been four years since John Mayer’s last album, “Paradise Valley”.  That subsequently left us the last four years listening to old classics like “Your Body Is A Wonderland” and “Gravity”, patiently waiting until our next fix.

But the wait is officially over. The singer-songwriter’s seventh studio album, “The Search For Everything” was released on Apr. 14, and undoubtedly contains all new classics to last us through the years. The album features all the essential Mayer trademarks - guitar riffs, bluesy tones, and buttery vocals paired with thought-evoking lyrics.

“Helpless” (debatably one of the best on the album) provides listeners a Hendrix-like guitar solo and has one of the more upbeat rhythms on the album – perfect for road-trip listening.

With “Roll it on Home”, Mayer gives the album an old-timey country vibe paired with a bit more of a somber message of unrequited love that anyone can relate to. 

On the contrary, “Love on the Weekend” tells the story of a romantic weekend getaway. Although relatively static in melody – the simplicity adds to the sweetness of his message: “It's a Friday, we finally made it, I can't believe I get to see your face”.

John Mayer gave us everything we could have asked for in his comeback. “The Search For Everything” is the kind of album you can play all the way through, hear the consistency, and easily enjoy every song you press play on – a rare feat for musicians these days.

 

Let John Mayer serenade you during his “Search For Everything” Tour at Golden 1 Center, July 27.

 

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