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Mayer is VERY self-aware. He knows what he’s doing. It’s probably serious and a joke.Yikes!
First off, I can't believe how many people even in this thread have heard the whole album already and have pretty detailed reviews. Does that mean y'all bought the album? Or are streaming it or something? In any case, good sign for Mayer.
I really, really need to listen to Continuum front to back (might get it on Apple Music). At my gig last night sound guy was playing Mayer in between sets, he does have some good stuff (from songwriting perspective). I also LOVE his TRIO album, killer (that's all I currently own).
That video (and song) are hard to reconcile whether it's serious or a joke -- it is kind of like in between?
He really should have hired Luke to do all the guitar work. Some big outro solo's, I mean a lot of that 80's pop STILL had big guitar influences, monster players and producers and more ENERGY in the overall songs, performance and presentation.
People can joke and make fun of 80's Pop, but the fact is some excellent songs were written and recorded extremely well.
This is linked tune is super bland... is it on purpose?
I mean, if I was an A & R guy in the 80's this would be a hard pass for me, just saying.