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John Mayer – ‘Sob Rock’ commentary: guitar hero hits nostalgic gold mourning in old flames

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You find it hard to find someone who believes in himself Jon Mayer. The role of the American singer and songwriter among the most famous artists of modern music is partly due to the very comparable, heartfelt lyrics and perfect pop, using a clear guitar playing style typical of his blues and country rock musicians. is the result of his ability to write music. But a key component of his success is his bold confidence and creative courage, as he sees everyone go left when he throws him right.

Mayer’s eighth album, “Sob Rock,” is the first since “Search Everything” since 2017, and the agile fingers rocker’s propensity to bend is once again at the center. Preferring to take it back to the 70s and 80s, instead of following today’s sonic trends, Mayer puts disruptive music into a retro spin cycle, such as directing yacht rock heroes. Hall & Oates, Alien and Michael McDonald.

“The Last Train House” plays like an album-opening partner This is it“Africa” with a heavy percussion drum and intoxicating synthesis that evokes images of 80s Tom Cruise films; it offers the perfect soundtrack to soak in tequila while breastfeeding a post-break blues. “Wild Blue” sees Mayer where the rhythm department is taking him Dire Straits“The Sultans of the Swing” stopped because he said, “I found myself when I lost you. ”

Sob Rock offers mixed sounds that aren’t held hostage by a particular genre – sometimes even in the same way. Mayer combines artistic rock and bluegrass in “Until It Comes True,” and the dreamy, new wave of pop and blue-eyed soul in “Take Me Away,” “What I Want – I Want to Be With You “- this country and western swansong. with a sincere, romantic dream.

But Mayer shines the brightest when he sinks into his pop-rock bag and pulls out a line of skill like “New Light”. Concise and charming lyrics of a one-sided love song (“Press 40 in the friend zoneIt blends perfectly with the spring background and unique mood that delivers on a bent knee.

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Mayer’s desire to laugh at himself is very much in keeping with Sob Rock’s satirical foundation. It’s an incentive to do enough work in any situation, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Paying less attention to his innate individuality is a passionate project by John Mayer, which dates back to the old days when musicians were more prone to instinct and emotion than to click and like.

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Release date: July 16
Record tab: Colombia



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