John Mayer has recovered from serious vocal chord injuries that forced him to cancel a tour in 2012. Now the singer-songwriter is back with Paradise Valley, an album he says has a "Sunday morning vibe."
"If you want to drink bourbon with a friend, if you want to drive a friend to the airport and listen to a record, I'm your guy," said Mayer, adding that he's here for those who want to "vibe out" between club anthems and music made by machines.
In a wide-ranging conversation with Jian, Mayer explains why it would be a "gross abuse of talent" to write a song for one person, why giving up can be a good thing, and which controversial summer hit he says he loves but could never pull off.
Our friends at CBC Music have browsed their Canadian record collections looking for a few homegrown artists that you can also "vibe out" with. If you like this mega-selling American artist, you may also enjoy these local acts: The Midway State, Liam Titcomb, and Bahamas.
You can read their full entry, which is part of their Canadian Exchange series, at the CBC Music blog.