John Mayer previews ‘recorded, mixed, and mastered’ eighth studio album
John Mayer‘s “search for everything” forges forth, and it’ll soon yield new music.
On March 21, the seven-time Grammy Award winner—one of TikTok’s snazzy new users—took to the video platform to make the following known: “My album is recorded, mixed, and mastered. I’ve just been chilling and sharing it with friends for the past couple of months.” One day later, Mayer uploaded a TikTok clip of what is poised to be the project’s lead single.
The news won’t exactly come as a surprise to the more attentive members of Mayer’s following. On February 22, Mayer dropped by Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM-hosted podcast Radio Andy for an interview that notably included a reference to Mayer’s artwork for his next LP, suggesting that the follow-up to April 2017’s The Search for Everything was either in or nearing its final stages. He subsequently sat down with Kerwin Frost for a one-hour-plus interview filed under the Kerwin Frosts Talks banner and distributed to the latter’s YouTube channel on March 12. When Mayer materialized at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony, his guest appearance only further intimated that his decisive and sequential steps back into the public eye were emblematic of his mounting preparation for an album rollout—his eighth, to be exact.
Though further details about Mayer’s next long-form are awaited, the wheels of whatever is next to come can be expected to soon turn. Early into his Kerwin Frosts Talks stint, Mayer specified April 2021 as a key point in the album’s trajectory, signifying that the endeavor’s debut single could arrive then.
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