by Chloe Clutter
Four years. Four songs. So many feelings. If you’re a diehard John Mayer fan like I am, then you know this album was a complete surprise and everything you have been missing at the same time. This ‘wave’ of four new songs from his album “The Search for Everything” is the first time we’ve heard from John in over three years. Each month he plans to release four new songs until the album is complete. This EP, Wave One, is extremely reminiscent of Room for Squares and Continuum, which are some of his earliest albums.
So here we are, nearly a month after the release of Wave One and I am here to provide you a (possibly mediocre) review of each song. Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Moving On and Getting Over
If you love the songs Your Body is a Wonderland, Why Georgia, and The Heart of Life, then you will probably hear this song and be immediately transported back in time to how you felt when you first jammed to those classics. This track brings you back to the O.G. tunes we all fell in love with back in ’01. Its laid-back rhythm, jazzy guitar and base will make you want to cruise around town with the windows down. The song starts out by realizing that moving on and getting over something are two different things and that there’s the feeling of wanting to be with someone still lingering in the back of his mind. He goes on to explain that he should have moved on already, but that if they asked, he’d go right back to them. We’ve all been there.
Love on the Weekend
You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me
Okay, these lyrics are probably what we’re most familiar with coming from John Mayer. It’s got a slow, piano melody throughout the song and the lyrics are somewhat melancholy. This one is my lease favorite personally, only because I could do without the whistle going along with the tune. I’m a sucker for the sad songs though, my favorite Mayer songs are the ones that are notoriously heartbreaking to listen to. You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me sounds like a goodbye of sorts. It explains that everything comes to an end eventually, we make mistakes, and that some things just aren’t meant to be.