John Mayer has captured his creative pricess in the music video for his new single “Carry Me Away.” The video for the laid-back, acoustic song showcases Mayer experimenting in the studio, hanging out with his dog and working with his producers over endless hours. The footage offers a snapshot of the long work Mayer put in to create this new song (and, probably, the rest of his next album).
The introspective song is all about finding a release from everyday tedium, likely with another person. “I’m such a bore,” he sings. “I’m such a bummer/ There must be more/ Behind the summer/ I want someone/ To make some trouble/ Been way too safe/ Inside my bubble.”
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) September 5, 2019
The musician’s last single, “Guess I Just Feel Like,” dropped in February and this is his first new music of 2019 since then. Last year, Mayer released one-off single “New Light,” a follow-up to his 2017 album The Search for Everything. Mayer has spent much of the past few years on the road with members of the Grateful Dead in the offshoot group Dead & Company. He recently wrapped another tour with the group and is currently out on his own solo run, which ends September 14th in Inglewood, California.