It’s happening! It’s finally happening! In anticipation (and definite high anticipation on my end) of the release of his 2017 album, John Mayer has started making his promotional rounds. On Tuesday, December 6th, Mayer performed his newly released single, “Love on the Weekend,” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
While Mayer has been touring with Dead & Company, “Love on the Weekend” marks his first single in three years. The seven-time GRAMMY winner took the stage with his trademark guitar-infused sound, supported by a four-piece band and two backup singers.
The song’s laid-back vibe provided a good opportunity to present a fully packaged single. Mayer, known for his scintillating musicianship, gave an understated performance, allowing the song to take the spotlight.
Though I wish the music itself could have sounded just a tad brighter — more reminiscent of Mayer’s usual performances — instead of a distant background to the forefront vocals, the performance was a solid one.
Mayer will be going on a third run of the Dead & Co tour in the spring/summer of 2017 (the fall of 2015 and summer of 2016 being the first two). The name of his to-be-released LP has yet to be announced, but I will eagerly be awaiting the tour dates for it. Here’s to a great 2017 filled with more John Mayer!