John Mayer Teases New Song on Tumblr

Singer releases snippet from forthcoming album

John Mayer performs during the Tiger Jam All Star Benefit Concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Credit: Lester Cohen

The wait is nearly over for John Mayer fans. Today the singer-songwriter released a snippet of a new single, "Shadow Days," on his official Tumblr page.

"I'm excited to share the first bit of sound from the album," Mayer posted. "Been looking forward to a post like this since October 14, 2010, the first day I started writing this group of songs. Enjoy."

If the contemplative, optimistic "Shadow Days" is any indication, Mayer's upcoming album, Born and Raised, will be a happy one. He's certainly earned a turn for the better: though the album was originally scheduled for an October 2011 release, it was delayed when Mayer was diagnosed with granuloma and forced to undergo extensive throat surgery.

Listen to "Shadow Days" at Mayer's Tumblr.