John Mayer sat down with Rolling Stone and talked about his voice, a forthcoming return tour, and dating Katy Perry.
I just became more settled in as a person. I would rather not be settled in as a person instead of playing music all the time, to be honest with you. But that wasn't an option. I wasn't going to be able to just visualize myself as a musician. You know, when you visualize yourself as a musician, you can make a lot of apologies for the little weird, interpersonal things you have with people. And when you don't have that, you go, "OK, let's focus in on the fact that the people I see today, I'm going to see tomorrow.
John Mayer is releasing a five song EP exclusively on iTunes, with four in studio performances and a new unreleased song from the Born and Raised sessions, entitled "Go Easy on Me." He will also be having surgery next month to remove the granuloma in his vocal chords.
Prior to complications with his throat granuloma, John Mayer recorded an acoustic in-studio video for "Queen Of California" which can be seen in the replies. The official video for the single will air in July.
Adele moved back into the top overall spot this week, moving another 74,000 units of 21. The Beach Boys debuted in the third spot with 63,000 copies of That's Why God Made the Radio, while Curren$y came in at No. 5 with 39,000 units of Stoned Immaculate. John Mayer's Born and Raised dropped from the top spot to No. 7, declining 44 percent while moving 37,500 units. Of course, fun. continued its strong performance, remaining in the top 20 with almost 18,000 more sales of Some Nights.
You can listen to Frank Ocean's new song, "Pyramids," in the replies. It was co-written by John Mayer and Mayer plays guitar on it. The song comes from Frank Ocean's new album, Channel Orange, due out July 17 via Def Jam.
John Mayer coasts at the top of the charts again this week, moving almost 68,000 additional copies of Born and Raised - a 71 percent decline from his meteoric sales last week. Adele and One Direction come in after Mayer, while Regina Spektor and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros see the two highest debuts at No. 4 (38,000) and No. 6 (29,000), respectively. Sigur Ros also saw an excellent debut week, cracking the top 10 and No. 9 with 24,000 copies of Valtari. Equally as awesome, fun. saw a huge rise in sales, increasing 57 percent and selling another 17,000 copies of Some Nights - perhaps partially in thanks to the awesome music video they came out with.
As expected, John Mayer debuted on top of the charts by selling over 230,000 units of Born and Raised - and it wasn't even close. Adele again stood in at No. 2, but sold about four times less than Mayer, with 53,000 copies of 21. Adam Lambert, last week's No. 1, dropped 70% in sales to the No. 11 spot, while fun. remained strong, adding almost 11,000 more sales to its total of Some Nights and rising from No. 33 to 27. Notable debuts included Sara Bareilles at No. 8 with 31,000 of Once Upon Another Time and Kimbra at No. 12 with 22,000 of Vows.
John Mayer's new album, Born and Raised, will be releasedMay 22nd.
1. Queen of California
2. The Age of Worry
3. Shadow Days
4. Speak For Me
5. Something Like Olivia
6. Born and Raised
7. If I Ever Get Around to Living
8. Love Is A Verb
9. Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967
10. Whisky, Whisky, Whisky
11. A Face to Call Home
12. Born and Raised (Reprise)
Looks like John Mayer's voice is all better. He'll be performing at this year's SXSW festival as well as doing a residency theater tour in March. His new album Born & Raised should be released in the coming months.