John Mayer Embraces the Soft-Rock Energy of His Song “Wild Blue” with a Laid-Back New Video

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Released back on July 16, Sob Rock was a new direction for John Mayer, sort of. Groove-oriented, Mayer’s songs veered close to “yacht rock” territory, giving the otherwise melancholy tone of the record a rather easy-listening feel. Sob Rock is the singer/songwriter‘s eighth studio album and was produced by Mayer and the legendary Don Was.

“Wild Blue,” one of the standout songs that features some Dire Straits-ish guitar licks, now has a new video, and its visuals match the song’s aesthetic quite well.

The clip was directed by Mathew Miguel Cullen, co-founder of Mirada Studios (with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro).

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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:

Catch John Mayer on the Sob Rock tour in early 2022:

Thu Feb 17 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Fri Feb 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Sun Feb 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Mon Feb 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Wed Feb 23 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Fri Feb 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sun Feb 27 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Tue Mar 01 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Fri Mar 04 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sat Mar 05 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Fri Mar 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Grand Garden Arena
Sun Mar 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
Tue Mar 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
Wed Mar 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
Fri Mar 18 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Sat Mar 19 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Tue Mar 22 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Wed Mar 23 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Fri Mar 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
Sun Mar 27 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Sat Apr 02 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Tue Apr 05 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Fri Apr 08 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Sat Apr 09 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Mon Apr 11 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Wed Apr 13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Thu Apr 20 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Wed Apr 21 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Sat Apr 23 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sun Apr 24 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Thu Apr 28 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Fri Apr 29 – Chicago, IL – United Center

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