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John Mayer
He's not claiming to be bringing sexy back, but we'll still be first in line for this Grammy-winner's brand new album Continuum out this September!

Here's 5 reasons why we're shout-out-loud glad that John Mayer is back!

1. He has grown as a musician
The thing about good music is its lasting power. Whether it's his Grammy-winning You're Body Is A Wonderland or high school reunion note No Such Thing off his debut album Room For Squares; or the follow-up release Heavier Things' electric Bigger Than My Body, Clarity and the most enjoyable and eloquent ode to existential angst we've heard - Something's Missing - Mayer's songs withstand the test of time.
That said, the joy of that first listen to your favourite musician's new release comes from hearing how they've grown. Since his last release, Mayer has explored his blues chops with the John Mayer Trio (rounded up by drummer Steve Jordan and bassist Pino Palladino). He says he knew, the moment he won a Grammy for the unlikely pick Daughters, that he had the freedom to go down a different musical path.

2. We've heard the first single!
Because we're pretty much living in an internet age, we first heard the new single, Waiting On The World To Change, online (legally, on the official website, lawyers relax). If you haven't heard it yet, we recommend it highly. It's quite simply a really good song. And relevant too. And entertaining. Never mind fancy descriptions, just check it out at, and be prepared to hit repeat...repeatedly.

3. The promise of a great new video.
We haven't had a sneak preview of the first video from this album but from what we hear it will be exciting. Did you know that John said if he wasn't a musician he would have liked to be a filmmaker. That's right, he wasn't just wielding a camera in his first video to impress the pretty girl with the wonderland of a body. His guitar playing took care of that.

You can read the rest of our feature on John Mayer in the August 2006 issue of The Record Music Magazine available at your local newsagent.


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