John Mayer Teases New Album With Song Snippet

John Mayer

Finally! Some new music from John Mayer! Yay!

After delaying his next album due to some throat and vocal problems, John is finally teasing his forthcoming project in the form of a song snippet on his Tumblr account.

As promised, the song definitely has a cowboy vibe to it. It’s sunny and bright and John’s voice sounds as John Mayer-y as ever. (If you listen to enough John Mayer you know exactly what that means.) On the very, very ear-pleasing “Shadow Days,” Mayer sings, “Well, I ain’t no troublemaker / And I never meant her harm / But it doesn’t mean I didn’t make it hard to carry on.”

The lyrics certain fit in with the Mayer repertoire, where he readily plays a good-natured Casanova. As the chorus kicks in, he sings, “Hard times, let me be / I’m a good man with a good heart / Had a tough time / Got a rough start / But I finally learned to let it go / Now I’m right here and I’m right now / And I’m open / Knowing somehow that my shadow days are over / My shadow days are over now.”

Shedding some light on the new track, he wrote on his Tumblr (click to listen), “Here’s a clip of the first single off Born and Raised, called ‘Shadow Days.’ I’m excited to share the first bit of sound from the album… Been looking forward to a post like this since October 14, 2010, the first day I started writing this group of songs. Enjoy.”

Enjoy we did. Hey John, give us more! We’re totally into it.