John Mayer is delivering on his promise to release four new songs from his upcoming album, The Search for Everything, every month for an indefinite amount of time. Yupp, we’re getting some new music from Mr. Mayer‘s long-awaited seventh studio every few weeks y’all!
Along with the dreamy lead single “Love On The Weekend,” the first four-song installment – titled Wave One – includes infectious opener “Moving On and Getting Over,” a bouncy slice of gentle, bluesy R&B-soul all about getting over a former love. “It’s taken me so long just to say “so long”/ Maybe it’s all wrong, but I’m moving on/ I’m gonna get a new girl, it’s something I can do, girl.”
“Moving On and Getting Over” is followed by “Changing,” a signature melodic Mayer guitar-pop moment, which he calls “the spiritual centerpiece of the album.” I quite like the lyrics on this one. “I am not done changing/ out on the run changing/ I may be old and I may be young/ but I am not done changing.” Nice, right?
Last but certainly not least is “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me,” a beautifully poetic ballad where John considers the impact that a special person has had on his life. “Life is full of sweet mistakes/ And love’s an honest one to make/ Time leaves no fruit on the tree,” he softly sings on-top of a soft, lingering piano melody. “But you’re gonna live forever in me/ I guarantee, it’s just meant to be.” The beauty of this one lies in its genuine simplicity. A MOMENT!
It’s hard to make a full judgement on The Search for Everything with just three four songs, but it’s certainly off to a great start – Stream all four tracks below and judge for yourself!