John Mayer has released a ballad version of his single “Last Train Home,” dubbed “Last Train Home (Ballad Version).” The song, recorded live at Henson Studios in Hollywood, comes with a video of the performance, which features Mayer playing his PRS Silver Sky in Roxy Pink.
The video also features Lenny Castro, Greg Phillinganes, Sean Hurley, David Ryan Harris, Aaron Sterling, and Don Was at the boards.
“Last Train Home” comes off Mayer’s most recent album, Sob Rock, which dropped in July. Sob Rock marks Mayer’s first studio album since 2017’s The Search for Everything. Since 2015, he has been performing as part of the Grateful Dead supergroup Dead & Company.
“I’m only interested if I get to put new paints on the canvas. And if my way of doing it at this time was, literally no one’s looking,” Mayer told Zane Lowe of his new LP. “This one’s called Sob Rock because you just would never have imagined that was the name of the record. And I’m going to go so deep into my fantasy. I live, half of me is in this fantasy all the time now, especially as I’m watching the promo stuff come together.”
Mayer will embark on a 2022 tour in support of Sob Rock, with the arena trek starting February 17th in Albany, New York. The tour currently concludes April 28th in Chicago.