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John Mayer to Release New Album in October

Posted on May 17, 2011 by

According to Twitter, Tumblr and teen girls international, John Mayer has announced that his new album will be titled “Born and Raised” and will be released this October.

Over the past few months, Mayer has maintained a low-profile following his over-exposed “douchebaggery” that spawned from the release of his last effort, “Battle Studies” in 2009. His decision to withdraw from the glossy pages of People and shenanigans over at TMZ included the deletion of his popular Twitter account. The idea behind this was reportedly  to reconnect with himself as a songwriter and expand his boundaries past the 140-character limitations.

However, he has made numerous surprise appearances to test his new material in random venues such as Eddie’s Attic, Greenwich Village Underground and the Hotel Cafe since November. These venues, especially Eddie’s Attics, were places that Mayer started his career over a decade ago. YouTube videos from these shows have resulted in strong reviews from both critics and fans, as they deliver the formally abandoned acoustic-songwriter side of Mayer that skipped out on the last two blues-heavy albums.

Mayer has been playing at countless charity functions as well, including Tiger Wood’s ‘Tiger-Jam’ with Keith Urban and Matt’s Promise Benefit. While including popular songs like “Waiting on the World to Change” and “Daughters” in his set list, he has sampled strong harmonica and acoustic driven songs that will potentially be on the upcoming album or for a rarity collection. These include (for your YouTube research): “Age of Worry”, “A Face to Call Home” “A Break In The Clouds”, “Something Like Olivia”, “Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey”, “Show Me Something I Can Be”, “Portable Heart”, “Queen Of California”, “Up From The Skies/It Takes A Fool” and his cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice (It’s All Right)”.

Here is “Born & Raised” at the Hotel Cafe, an early recording of the title track from the upcoming album.

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  • KyleEHeuer

     OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

  • http://twitter.com/KhatleenM Sakura Mizuki

    Ditto !

    Cant wait for it ! 

  • http://twitter.com/KhatleenM Sakura Mizuki

    Ditto !

    Cant wait for it ! 

  • Ana

    This song in Outsanding so so so beautiful as the artist himself.He’s got everything he needshe’s an artist, he don’t look back he’s got everything he needshe’s an artist, she don’t look backhe can take the dark out of nighttimeAnd paint the daytime black.yes!AMAZING!

  • Sam_gamba14

    just so love John Mayer so much..love his song..just exceptional…..

  • Rosa

    OMG! I Can’t wait for his new CD.
    I wish I could put the time forward to October.

  • Rosa

    OMG! I Can’t wait for his new CD.
    I wish I could put the time forward to October.

  • Mr. Anderson

    battle studies was not blues heavy by any means

    • Underworldextreme_07

      Actually if you look at the solos and chord progressions he uses they’re actually very bluesy through the use of minor pentatonic and blues notes etc..

  • CorinaW

    this new songs are amazing

  • rem

    I actually like the blues-style songs, so I hope he doesn’t abandon those.

  • http://youtube.com/tareqakmusic Tareq AK

    “up from the skies” is an old Hendrix song FYI.

  • Via

    Can’t wait for the album !!

  • http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/9045633.Planning_inspector_says_marquee_must_come_down/ Davenport Green hall

    Amazing album can’t wait any more….

  • Cindy T

    Can’t wait to hear it:-)

  • http://howtogetlaideasy.com women

     I love this album, very nice

  • jarred-austin

    I cant wait to hear his new stuff he is my absolute favorite musician i look up to evertyhing he does (musically)