Last fall, John Mayer had to delay the release of his new album, Born And Raised, after he was diagnosed with vocal problems, much to his many fans’ dismay. Now, months later, the singer/songwriter has reemerged and is opening up a bit about the album, noting that while he is feeling better, he is not yet 100 percent.
Rollingstone.com reports that at the National Association of Music Merchants Conference in Anaheim, Calif., where he was promoting a limited-edition guitar (a custom 00-45SC John Mayer Edition Martin, for those wondering) he said that the album will have “organic cowboy guitar sounds,” adding that he had this very romantic thought when it came to the album’s vibe: “What would it sound like if I wrote an album of cowboy songs on this guitar under the stars?”
Mayer has certainly tackled various topics on his songs over his career ranging from heartbreak and love to loneliness and even politics (both actual politics and those of the heart) and he says that this next release will see him launching a new phase in his musical evolution. “Every new record I start, a new aesthetic comes in. I can’t help it,” he said. “I think it’s gonna be more organic, more natural lyrics and chords and artful simplicity.”
MTV News reached out to his rep for further information about when the album will drop, but they have yet to respond. We just hope it’s soon. Who doesn’t love some great cowboy-influenced music?