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04/14/2017 6:23 PM
04/14/2017 11:02 PM
RichardYoung wrote:Here is a review of the remaining tracks from The Search for Everything. I wasn’t really sure what order to put these in, so I decided to order them the way I consumed them. These are not fully developed thoughts, just off the cuff. I also have not had a chance yet to listen to the album sequentially, but I'm planning on doing that tomorrow. I'm sure I'll have some additional thoughts then.
Rosie – Musically, this is probably the closest track you’ll find to the Heavier Things era, if you dig that time period. It has a bit of Continuum in there too. The opening guitar riffs sounds like New Deep (slowed down), but it’s blues’d out. The lyrics are more like a grownup version of Come Back to Bed. There’s a lyric in the second verse especially that reminded me of CB2B. And of course, these are NOT precise comparisons, but that’s just what comes to mind for me. The horn section is even a bit more reminiscent of Come Back to Bed, but a more mature version of it. The solo though I think uses the same pedal/effect as Trust Myself. It’s groovy. There’s also a female background vocalist on the chorus. Not sure if it’s Tiffany or not? There’s a scrumptious guitar outro too.In The Blood is definitely this album’s version of Born and Raised. It’s deep, it’s personal, and it will surely get you thinking. Maybe about John and his family or maybe you’ll see some similarities in your own. Who knows. It’s almost like a more pop-forward version of B&R too. I know I said this before about YGLFIM as well, but I haven’t really heard John sing verses this way. Very lower register-forward. The solo sounds like it came from the B&R record too, a bit reminiscent of Shadow Days. The outro even reminded me of the song B&R too. Again, not a carbon copy though. Never on the Day You Leave might have been the song I was most excited for on this album based on what I had previously read (with the exception of Moving On) and it did not disappoint. One thing about JM that I think brings many of us together is his ability to connect and write about experiences that we have all lived through (or will live through) and this track really delivers for me on that front. It’s very simple musically. Almost Love on the Weekend simple, but not quite. There is a very short and simple solo that certainly sounds a lot like George Harrison. The lyrical content is encapsulating, so you may not even notice much about the music. The song is very piano-forward, so I wonder if JM may add this to the Epilogue or even alternate between this and YGLFIM live? I also really like the song’s ending refrain, which I won’t spoil, but it’s just great. It really ties the song together nicely.
I’ll end on the Theme from the Search for Everything. Decent chance you’ve already heard this before as it plays at the end of the current tour when the credits roll. It’s a short, mostly instrumental track that doesn’t feel out of place, but I think if anything, you’ll have wished for another track instead. It’s certainly not bad, it’s just not exactly another song either.
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04/15/2017 4:54 AM
04/15/2017 5:41 AM
i ain't saying you treated me unkind, you could've done better, but i don't mind, you just kinda wasted my precious time, but don't think twice, it's all right.
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04/15/2017 10:46 AM
concroft wrote:So because TSFE part 2 is coming out in the form of waves then an album, surely, SURELY! he won't give us zero as well. He can't give us three albums in a year, our hearts will die.
P.S - John, please drop both.
I also kind of, not regret as such, but I think I would have preferred a whole album at once. I think it would have been nice to form a relationship with the songs in that way. Not that I'm complaining and if someone asked me, I would always take music now rather than later, but I feel like it kind of tarnished something perhaps? not sure yet, I'm working on my thoughts and feelings I think.
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04/15/2017 12:00 PM
Harper wrote:KingGame wrote:Can someone link me to the NPR interview?http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2017/04/14/523652905/john-mayer-on-world-cafe?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nprmusic&utm_term=music&utm_content=20170414
KingGame wrote:Can someone link me to the NPR interview?
04/15/2017 12:05 PM
Curious to read everyone's thoughts on this ^^^
Just finished my first full listen with TSFE... I'm proud of the man. It's a mix tape for sure, but you can tell he meant every bit of it. Looking forward to my drive to New Orleans next week where I'll cruise on I 10 and crank this thing up.
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I'm calling it love soon...
Newb Deep wrote: I still think the 4 song installment strategy was complete nonsense, and it might be a while until I can judge the record fairly as a whole.
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