Gold Supporting Member
I'm hearing more of a Clapton's 'Pretending' tone:I like it! Pretty decent pop-rock song IMO.
Definitely Toto/Clapton influenced. I can still hear Mayer's own pop sound in it. As an 80s kid I'm glad he's keeping that relevant. At the same time I feel old realizing his 80s throwback is just like the 50s throwbacks were in the 80s (see Huey Lewis, Billy Joel' Tell her about it and lots of leather jackets).
The SS & Soldano/2R tone is cool. It is a bit different than EC's tone on Forever Man. I think EC only used the 1st channel on the Soldano (a trick Warren Haynes later used to good effect).