Inferno Reviews

John Mayer is waiting for the world to change, and on Sept. 12 it will.

With the release of his third CD, Continuum, just days away and on the road for a sold-out tour with Sheryl Crow, John Mayer’s life is about to become a whirlwind of events.

Lucky for his fans, his new album slows down and looks inside the soul of a man in repair.

The album starts with his current single, “Waiting on the World to Change.” It sets the pace and the tone of the album.

The song cannot deny the political slant it has but Mayer does not throw his beliefs in his fans’ collective face.

The song is about trying to make a difference when there is no control over what is going on. Mayer puts it best when he says, “It’s not that we don’t care, it’s just that we know the fight ain’t fair.”

One song that is particularly endearing is “Dreaming with a Broken Heart.” Mayer hits on a feeling that anyone with a broken heart knows about, “When you’re dreaming with a broken heart, the waking up is the hardest part.”

The next track, “In Repair,” is a song that anyone who is trying to get back on their feet can relate to.

The song is a nice way to sum up an album that consists of songs about heartache and life. Mayer truly bares his soul in this song.

The chorus of the song, “Oh but if I take my heart’s advice, I should assume it’s still unsteady, I am in repair,” aptly describes what getting over a relationship is like. Paired with “I’m Gonna Find Another You,” Continuum comes full circle.

The album includes a guitar-heavy cover of Jimi Hendrix’s song, “Bold as Love.” A song many of Mayer’s fans may have heard him play for years if they have ever been to a live concert.
Continuum is about a man finding his way back; to himself and everything that was right before. It’s about getting past the “quarter life crisis” and the “heavier things.”

Mayer looked into himself and pulled out an album that will satisfy fans new and old.

Fans of his lyrics and those who wished he would play more guitar solos will find these 12 new tracks stuck in their heads for weeks, if not months.