John Mayer Goes Retro with New LP ‘Sob Rock’ Out 7/16, Shares New Song “Last Train Home” (Listen)


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You have to hand it to John Mayer for finding ways to keep it fresh — and now, almost twenty years to the day of the release of his breakthrough 2001 album Room for Squares, the celebrated guitarist/songwriter has announced a new album titled Sob Rock. It was co-produced by Mayer and Don Was, and is the culmination of recordings made during the pandemic.

The aesthetic of this album cycle, apparently, is “throwback vibes, as evidenced by this album cover that could be taken out of 1986:

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In addition to the album news, Mayer dropped a new song called “Last Train Home,” which also is a time capsule from an earlier era. Here’s its video:

Sob Rock also features some of the standalone singles John Mayer released over the past couple of years, including “New Light”:

“I Guess I Just Feel Like”:

And “Carry Me Away”:

The track listing:

1. Last Train Home
2. Shouldn’t Matter But It Does
3. New Light
4. Why You No Love Me
5. Wild Blue
6. Shot in the Dark
7. I Guess I Just Feel Like
8. Til the Right One Comes
9. Carry Me Away
10. All I Want Is to Be With You

All this activity from Mayer comes as he is about to head out on another can’t-miss with Dead & Company, which was announced in mid-May:

August 16 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park
August 18 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 20 New York, NY Citi Field
August 21 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
August 23 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
August 25 Darien, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 27 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 28 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
September 2 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
September 3 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
September 5 Hartford, CT The Xfinity Theatre
September 7 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
September 10 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 11 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
September 13 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre STL
September 15 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center
September 17 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
September 18 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
October 6 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
October 7 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 11 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
October 12 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
October 14 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
October 15 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
October 22 Greenwood Village, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
October 23 Greenwood Village, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
October 25 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 27 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 29 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
October 30 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
October 31 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl


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