There may be six weeks left in 2016, but John Mayer fans are already looking forward to the new year.
The “Gravity” singer took to Facebook Live on Thursday (Nov. 17) to unveil his first single in two years, “Love on the Weekend,” and reveal that a new album is on the way in 2017.
“Next year is a year of more music coming than I’ve ever put out in one year,” Mayer said in his live fan Q&A after announcing that the album’s title will be The Search for Everything. “That’s really sort of what my career has been, it’s what my life has been, it’s the way that my mind works — it sort of consumes everything. That is very true to the nature of the record, which is sort of like a mixtape of all the music that inspires me and all the styles that I’ve made before, but certainly in my own certain way of doing it.”
“Love on the Weekend” gives fans a hint at what’s next in the Mayersphere, which is reminiscent of his Room for Squares days but adds a touch of the bluesy instrumentals he incorporated on 2012’s Born and Raised and 2013’s Paradise Valley. Take a listen to the smooth romance track below:
Amid the new music reveal, Mayer also told fans he will be touring starting in the spring, shortly after the album’s release. There’s no word on a specific release date for The Search for Everything (“very soon, I promise,” he vaguely hinted), but it sounds like 2017 could be the year of John Mayer.