Last week, John Mayer made news when he confirmed his self-titled blues-rock trio would be reuniting.
Mayer most recently wrapped a tour with Dead and Company, and although official dates have not been confirmed, the promise of future collaborations with the remaining Grateful Dead members was leaked by Dead guitarist Bob Weir in a Periscope interview.
The John Mayer Trio released their last album, Try!, in 2005, and made their last televised performance together on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in 2014. The album was nominated for a Grammy, and included “Vultures” and “Gravity” from his then-forthcoming album Continuum. JMT has not announced an official album release day or tour dates.
The “Your Body is a Wonderland” crooner was recently spoofed in a Star Wars audition skit on “Saturday Night Live” with other celebrities like Shaquille O’Neal and Wynonna Judd screen testing for roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And this year marks the 10th anniversary of his Grammy-winning pop tune “Waiting on the World to Change.”
In a video captured last July, Mayer self-described the sound of his possible next album as a mix of his records and explained why he is taking his time with it:
If you have an album that really saturates, then you can have it out for a long time. One of the ways to find out if a song has legs is you have to write it, then step away from it.”
Stay tuned for news of the album’s drop date.