John Mayer Announces New Album “Sob Rock”, Releases New Song “Last Train Home”
- American singer-songwriter and guitarist John Mayer announced his eighth studio album “Sob Rock” will be released on July 16, 2021. It is his first album in four years.
From the album, he released a new song “Last Train Home” on June 4, 2021.
Back in March, he teased the song on TikTok. The accompanying music video was directed by Cameron Duddy and Harper Smith.
American country music singer-songwriter Maren Morris joined in the song as guest vocals.
The new album was inspired from the COVID-19 lockdown. This past pandemic year has been a “frightening, unbelievably tragic thing,” John Mayer told Wall Street Journal. “Sob Rock” is a record “made to bring comfort."
The album features 1980s soft-rock vibe. “I asked myself, 'What music makes me feel like everything's going to be OK?' ” he said. “And it's the music I listened to growing up in the '80s. There's a security-blanket aspect about that sound that reminds me of a safer time.”
He worked with producer Don Was.
“The songwriting on the record is decidedly modern—there's no throwback sensibility,” Don Was said. “As a musician and a songwriter, he's as good as anybody at finding something that's going on in his emotional inner life and expressing it eloquently.”
- source : Spotify