John Mayer released a new album (sort of) and had a non-disastrous chat with Rolling Stone



-Audio when you click through the link
-New album is being released in "waves", four songs at a time
-Wanted to make as ambitious of a record possible
-Wants to "leave [this] Earth" known as a writer

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I think the first set of songs are strong, but the release schedule doesn't benefit them. If this was a way to keep casual interest from petering out too early but also reward the fanbase while waiting for an unfinished album, I think it's a misstep since it really wasn't promoted... like, at all.