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Music Review: John Mayer - The Search for Everything

Music Review: John Mayer - The Search for Everything
The seven-time Grammy winner has done his best to deny that he’s still fixated on Katy Perry. “I wouldn’t say it started as a breakup record,” says Mayer, whose relationship with Perry ended in 2015. Yet most of the songs on this 12-cut compilation, which includes two four-track EPs released earlier this year plus four unreleased tracks, are full of longing. Asked point blank if one new number, the shimmering “Still Feel Like Your Man” was about Perry, Mayer answered “who else would I be thinking about?” The songs, mostly rock and blues ballads with a solitary country track, “Roll It on Home,” range from lovelorn (“You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me”) to heartbroken (“Never on the Day You Leave...
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John Mayer - Paradise Valley

His romantic life has sometimes overshadowed his music career. The singer-guitarist, a seven-time Grammy winner who has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, has famously dated stars like Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Anniston and Taylor Swift. Lately, he seems to have settled down, buying a home in the Montana countryside and rekindling his love with Katy Perry. That happy state of affairs is confirmed by John Mayer’s new album. There’s a laidback feel to songs like “Wildlife,” with John suggesting “put your feet up next to mine/you and me been catching on like wildfire.” Named for the peaceful valley where he now resides, the album exudes all the back-porch intimacy and mellowness of a bucoli...
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Cover Story: John Mayer - Destination Wonderland

Cover Story: John Mayer - Destination Wonderland
Boyish John Mayer bursts into the hotel room like the Sundance Kid, crouching down with pretend guns a-blazing. The cocky, playfully combative pose befits the U.S. singer-songwriter who, at 26, is already at the top of his game and riding high on newfound fame. So far, Mayer has enjoyed multi-platinum sales for his Rooms for Squares album and then saw his current album, Heavier Things, debut at number one. Meanwhile, there’s a Grammy Award on Mayer’s mantle, which he won for “Your Body is a Wonderland,” beating out his idol, Sting, and one of his biggest supporters, Elton John. Now, after opening for Sting’s European spring dates, Mayer is headlining his own major North American tour—one of ...
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