Mayer told Rolling Stone, “I realized about a year ago that I couldn’t have a complete thought anymore.”
As for why? Mayer says, “I was a tweetaholic.” Hey, admitting it is the first step!
Mayer explains, “I had four million Twitter followers, and I was always writing on it. And I stopped using Twitter as an outlet and I started using Twitter as the instrument to riff on, and it started to make my mind smaller and smaller and smaller. And I couldn’t write a song.”
Now that he is recovered, Mayer has a new approach to his music. ”Here are the rules for recording this record: No drum machines, no loops, no keyboards to start out with, no excuses, no breaks, no laptops, no nothing.”