In recent weeks, the Grammy winner has been slowly ushering in the Sob Rock festivities by rolling out a new website and sharing a number of tongue-in-cheek descriptions for what the “sob rock” genre is. Rock of the sob variety—per Mayer—is “I miss you rock,” “relaxed fit rock,” “70-degrees rock,” and/or “retweet rock.”
Stream “Last Train Home” below via Spotify as part of a new EP also featuring previously released songs. The new single is also available on Apple Music, Tidal, etc.
And below, catch the “Last Train Home” video, directed by Cameron Duddy and Harper Smith:
Sob Rock, meanwhile, will be out on July 16. The album marks Mayer’s eighth full-length studio release and is his first new album since 2017’s The Search for Everything, a concept album featuring the singles “Love on the Weekend” and “In the Blood.”
In May, Mayer again linked up with Dave Chappelle for a run of shows in Ohio. The reteaming of the two frequent collaborators was commemorated with what Mayer called a “micro-nano merch drop” in partnership with Elijah Funk.
Starting in August, Mayer will be back out on the road as part of Dead & Company. The group’s tour kicks on Aug. 16 in Raleigh, North Carolina and wraps with a three-night stint at the Hollywood Bowl in October.