NEW MUSIC: JOHN MAYER | LAST TRAIN HOME
Singer-songwriter John Mayer has announced that his eighth studio album "Sob Rock," his first since 2017’s "The Search For Everything," which is preceded by his new single called “Last Train Home.” The album came about due to the covid-19 lockdown, Mayer says, he may not have made a record at all. “At the very least, not this one.” This past pandemic year has been, on a grand scale, a “frightening, unbelievably tragic thing,” he says. Where it led him musically was to a place of reassurance. “Sob Rock” is a record “made to bring comfort.” “Last Train Home,” like many songs on “Sob Rock,” juxtaposes lush chording and breezy cadences with the serious subject matter, in this case, a relationship in distress. “The songwriting on the record is decidedly modern—there’s no throwback sensibility,” says Don Was, a producer who has worked with Bonnie Raitt, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, and who has helmed two Mayer albums in addition to “Sob Rock.” “As a musician and a songwriter, he’s as good as anybody at finding something that’s going on in his emotional inner life and expressing it eloquently.” Mayer's new album "Sob Rock" will be released on July 16th, 2021.