And he's is coming back on tour with new album (Continuum) and with Sheryl Crow as the opening act! Just recently his first single "Waiting on the World to Change" was released. It has 2 bonus tracks: a bonus acoustic version of the song featuring Ben Harper and the studio version of "Good Love Is On The Way."
Me and all my friends// We're all misunderstood// They say we stand for nothing and// There's no way we ever could// Now we see everything that's going wrong// With the world and those who lead it// We just feel like we don't have the means// To rise above and beat it
So we keep waiting// Waiting on the world to change...
It's hard to beat the system// When we're standing at a distance
In an age of widespread youth disengagement, it's always refreshing to see a popular artist infuse politics into music (in this song, Mayer directly addresses bringing the troops home, rails against the right-wing media, etc). Instead of calling on us to "rise up," Mayer tells us to sit tight and wait till we're grown-ups. "One day our generation is gonna rule the population," he sings.
Some just released information:
+ Exclusive first listen of CONTINUUM on Wed, Aug 23rd @ 8:30pm EST
+ NBC's Today show live this coming Aug 25th
+ Check out his blog!