John Mayer: “Born and Raised” Album Review

Find out more about the Born and Raised album at www.johnmayer.com!

John Mayer has redeemed himself with his new album.  Let’s be honest, we all know he’s talented and well – he knows he’s talented.  However, Born and Raised wipes away arrogance and shows a simple, more humble side of the star singer.

With the bluegrass/country sound and strong lyrics, Mayer’s new album is number one on the iTunes album chart.  It’s no surprise why – Mayer escaped the city and the public eye to write his album so he could truly concentrate on his lyrics and compositions.  The lyrics in this album are moving and expose a vulnerable side of Mayer.

The first single on the album that I listen to was “Queen of California.” This song reminded me of James Taylor’s work.  The song is very simple and over all light and airy. The arrangement of the song is great, too! It sticks in your head because it’s so laid back. This really was a great opening track for his album because it sets the bar for the other songs.

“Shadow Days” is another great track about new beginnings. He really shows off his guitar skills in this song and the melody is full of soul.

This album to me is by far the best he has ever done. We all have very high standards for Mayer and he has really pulled through with “Born and Raised”.  Have you listened to the album?  What do you think of it?

Written by Guest Blogger, Myles Marcus

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