Sob Rock. Out Now.
Once John Mayer mapped out the concept and the songs for Sob Rock, his first studio album since 2017’s The Search for Everything, he promised himself he was going to stick by it. “This is the record where I had 10 songs locked,” John Mayer tells Apple Music. “My record before suffered because the door was open to it the whole time—new songs would come in, old songs would go out. And so it became ‘This is my script, this is my movie.’ We're not going to write a different scene from a different movie.” For the veteran singer-songwriter, that meant immersing himself in the sound of the ’80s—aiming to synthesize a piece of work that feels true to the era while injecting his own flair.