John Mayer has returned with Born and Raised, his first album since 2009 as well as his infamous 2010 Playboy interview that put him in the media doghouse.
Taking a page from folk rock from the ’70s, Mayer channels the spirit of singer-songwriters like Neil Young with rich acoustic guitars and harmonica throughout.
The album is underpinned by bassist Sean Hurley, an L.A.-based session player who has been with Mayer since 2008. Hurley dug into his vintage gear for the album, utilizing his ’66 P-bass and an Ampeg B-15 among other equipment to get a thick old school sound and create a solid foundation for his band members to build on.
“Proud to be a part of Born and Raised,” Hurley tweeted. “So happy that it’s out for all to hear.”
Preview and download Born and Raised:
Born and Raised Track List:
- Queen of California
- The Age of Worry
- Shadow Days
- Speak for Me
- Something Like Olivia
- Born and Raised
- If I Ever Get Around to Living
- Love Is a Verb
- Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967
- Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey
- A Face to Call Home
- Born and Raised (Reprise)