John Mayer has given up running through the halls of his high school, and has taken to travelling the countryside in his new video “Shadow Days”, the lead single off his upcoming album Born And Raised (May 22). Sporting stubble, long hair and a cowboy hat, Mayer looks like Johnny Depp starring in a western, and his life on the road consists of eating at truckstop diners, snapping pics of the isolate terrain, and getting all introspective while playing his guitar.
The singer certainly appears to have shifted gears from being the loud-talking, celeb-dating-and-dumping playboy of his past. “I quit the soundbite game,” Mayer said back in 2010 after he was criticized for comments in his Playboy magazine interview. (Remember “sexual napalm?” Jessica Simpson probably doesn’t.) “I quite the media game. I’m out. I’m done. I just want to play my guitar to whoever’s around.” What do you think of this softer side of Mr. Mayer?