Out Now: The Yacht Rock Vibes Are Strong with John Mayer’s Melancholy New Album ‘Sob Rock’ (Listen)

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

For most of his career, there’s been a consistent yearning expressed through the music of John Mayer, and that’s very much the case with the singer/songwriter‘s new album, Sob Rock, which was released on Friday.

Co-produced by Mayer and Don Was, the record has a decidedly 1980s — and, especially, “yacht rock” feel to it, as you might surmise given the album artwork above, with song titles such as “Til the Right One Comes” and “All I Want Is To Be With You” chronicling his ongoing search for love.

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The record features a handful of the standalone singles Mayer released in recent months, as most of the recording sessions took place during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and early ’21. It also includes as others that made their debut on the record — like “Shot in the Dark,” which was given a music video accompanying the album release:

“Last Train Home” was also shared ahead of the record:

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

Stream the record below.

Mayer also announced a run of 2022 tour dates, with more information available at his official site:

Later this year, Mayer will resume touring with Dead & Company when the jam band ensemble hits the road for a previously delayed run of shows:

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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