John Mayer – The Search For Everything (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

John Mayer – The Search For Everything (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 43:54 minutes | 906 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz  | Front Cover | © Columbia

John Mayer is back with his first full-length album in more than three years. Mayer’s 12-track set “The Search for Everything” includes four previously-unreleased works and recordings from the first two “Wave” EPs, which both bowed at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart earlier this year.

John Mayer unveiled his seventh album, Search for Everything, as a series of EPs, beginning with the aptly named Search for Everything: Wave One in January 2017. Bouncing back to his soulful side after an extended dalliance with Laurel Canyon country-rock — an infatuation that culminated in his position as a substitute Jerry Garcia in the Grateful Dead satellite group Dead & Company — Mayer glides through Wave One, alternating between smooth soul and introspective ballads. Forward movement is the unifying factor here — the nimble funk of the opener, “Moving on and Getting Over,” makes that plain, as does its plaintive successor, “Changing” — and if he’s finding some sustenance in a new love (“Love on the Weekend”), there’s a bittersweet denouement in the admission “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me.” If Mayer is reverting to the sound of Continuum, he’s nevertheless showing growth: “Moving on and Getting Over” is deeper in its funk and, on the opposite end of the spectrum, “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me” shows how he can craft a ballad in the vein of Randy Newman, both indications that the full-length Search for Everything may offer more surprises. ~~ AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

01 – Still Feel Like Your Man
02 – Emoji Of A Wave
03 – Helpless
04 – Love On The Weekend
05 – In The Blood
06 – Changing
07 – Theme From “The Search For Everything”
08 – Moving On And Getting Over
09 – Never On The Day You Leave
10 – Rosie
11 – Roll It On Home
12 – You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me