“The night I was recognized for ‘Daughters’ at the Grammys was the night this record started,” said Mayer. “I knew I had bought the time to learn everything I needed before I started this one. Continuum is not a shot in the dark, it’s not a guesstimation. This is the first endeavor in my entire life, music or otherwise, that I did not cop out for a second on.”
Both critics and fans have nothing but praise for this new attitude toward his music. In the album, “John Mayer solidifies himself as one of the premier talents of our day. Not only does he surpass expectations, he crushes them” [The Uber Geeks]. With hit albums including 2001’s Room For Squares and 2003’s Heavier Things and multiple EPs and live recordings, Mayer “fuses his love for old-school blues and R&B with his natural gift for sharp melodies and well-constructed songs” with Continuum,” wrote Rolling Stone. The album received the 2007 Grammy for Best Pop Album and the single “Waiting on the World to Change” won the Grammy for Best Pop Song with Vocal.
His latest project The Village Seasons, an EP released late last year, Mayer revamps songs from Continuum. This primarily acoustic release, also features new versions of songs from the John Mayer Trio’s blues-rock trio’s album Try!. One critic wrote: “If Continuum is Mayer’s electric blues for the pop world, then The Village Sessions is a combination of his love for the blues with his talented acoustic guitar playing.”