Most people know John thanks to his hits spanning a couple of decades at this point. And sure, yes, I had heard his music from time to time, but I would never call myself a John Mayer fan. Not because the music was bad, just hadn't ever really gave an album its due. You know, really listen to it top to bottom a couple of times to really feel like you knew the songs, cords, etc. What is funny or rather interesting, is the fact that I didn't really discover John's music until 'Talking Watches' from the good people over at Hodinkee. Let me explain.
Watches have always been a big part of my life, and John is one of the biggest collectors and has a vast knowledge of different brands and references. Listening to him talk about watches, his passion, and how normal of a guy he is, made me say to myself if this guy is this clever and interesting, I bet his music is too. Then you add the fact that he joined Dead and Company on guitar and vocals, it was like the one-two punch to say, yeah, this guy has something special, and I needed to tune in.
Fast forward to today, John has a launched his latest album Sob Rock with a title track 'New Light' which, was has been one of my favorites in the last year or so. So do yourself a favor, turn off your phone, turn up your speakers, sit back and relax to Sob Rock, cause this year has been a hard year.
What is not to love about this marketing campaign that is straight 80's GOLD!!!
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