Review: John Mayer’s “The Search For Everything”

The wait is over! John Mayer’s new album The Search For Everything is finally available in its entirety and it lives up to all the hype we had in our minds. While we did have weeks of some of Mayer’s songs, the new album has an additional four songs. Mayer doesn’t fail to create an environment of music that new and old fans will like and we couldn’t be more grateful.

The Search for Everything opens with Wave Two hit “Still Feel Like Your Man”. It starts the album with a bit of danciness before he goes into his more poignant songs like “Emoji of a Wave” and another fun loving single “Love on the Weekend.” His album is filled with catchy gems such as “Rosie”, “Roll it on Home,” and “Moving On and Getting Over.” Mayer shows he still can write a hit worthy of any radio.

Previously unreleased songs “In The Blood” and “Never on the Day you Leave” are highlights of the album. “In The Blood” is a bluesy song with questions of love and stability with his heart on his sleeve. “Never on the Day you Leave” is a classic Mayer ballad with truly heartbreaking lyrics about the loss of love. His final song “You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me” leaves a lasting impact. The song sounds like a sweet lullaby promising you everything. The song is as beautiful as a song can be.

The album has a similar writing style to hit album Continuum but with the tiniest taste of his country presence from albums Born and Raised and Paradise Valley. The presence of biographical lyrics and sweet rhythms make the music relatable and grasps the listener to feel what he has felt. It sometimes feels like you’re listening to a story that you can’t let go of.

Mayer never disappoints. Even being away for three years, John still brings that feeling of his first album. The excited-ness, the newness, the innocence and beauty of his songwriting. We hope that never changes and we hope we always feel that way about him.

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Written by Lauren Ann Butler

Traveler, Music Junkie, Writer, and Dreamer.