Over a career that has spanned nearly 20 years (any time period over 15 years is considered nearly 20 to me) John Mayer has done it all, and not just talking in the ladies department.
He's had massive commercial success, a house full of Grammys, performed with the likes of the Grateful Dead, B.B. King (RIPIP), and Eric Clapton just to name a few. Shockingly he's never had a top 10 hit on the Top 40 which shows how meaningless at times that list can be. His cameo in Get Hard made the movie. Get Hard kinda stunk, but the "You ever see 100 women get wet at the same time? Watch this" line is perfect and 100% true if we're being real, should change his name to LL because ladies love John Mayer.
He's accomplished all that while staying true to himself and his own sound while creating whatever kind of music he wants. Case and point with his latest music video "New Light" that he teased on instagram yesterday.
Staying truthful to calendars and time John released the full music video today. Top premium content! On instagram John said this regarding the new video:
"I needed to make a video for New Light but nobody could agree on a budget, so I went to a place downtown and made this with a company that usually does birthday and Bar Mitzvah videos. Link. In. Bio."
John Mayer is ready to be a star!
I absolutely love this concept because it shows how you can still make a great product without spending a ton of money. It's hokie AF, bad on purpose which in today's deep dark meme, anti-joke internet age ends up being extra hilarious. Not being funny is funny! I may be in luck! I love that type of comedy. Infact it's why sometimes my blogs aren't good. I'm going for the so bad it's good crowd. Like when people will say dogs are so ugly that they're cute. (Side note there's gotta be girls with that same kinda mindset right?) Cringe stuff like Nathan For You, Curb, Arrested Development etc. are right up my alley. I love so bad it's good stuff and I'd say this video falls right into that category, although imo it's just plain old fashioned good-good.
This video has everything: green-screens, dad-like dance moves, the pants James Franco wore in Pineapple Express
A max $250 production value, spins, the Whitehouse, fireworks, friendly waves, zebras, clearly fake guitar solos, baseball with no bat, and more dancing!
If you like great music and laughing you have to see this video. It's just a fun video, plain and simple. Don't miss out on the actual song either! I've already listened to it 3 times during the creation of this blog. That "pushing 40 in the friendzone" line holy crap. This should be a pretty big hit.
The reviews from fellow celebs are in layman's terms "good".
I know Youtube has allowed the art of the music video to live on, and there have obviously been some legendary music videos post-2005 but with the complete death of music videos and music content in general on MTV and VH1 I still feel like music videos aren't what they were when I was growing up and long (a decade-ish) before I was born.
I would get up for school and have MTV on when I got dressed to see the latest videos. Now I don't even have MTV because there's no point I literally never watch it. It wasn't always like that! I can vividly remember seeing 50 do upside down sit ups in "In Da Club" waiting to leave for school. After school in early middle school I'd be watching TRL everyday. I had to see who was #1. It was the golden age of MTV. Before the internet was truly the internet it was how you got your music news. They used to retire videos after I wanna say 55 days, then they got rid of retiring videos. Idk it's been like 15 years and I just miss TRL, okay?! Today's generation just hasn't really gotten to experience anything like that and probably never. It was a sad day when TRL went off the air. I can still remember when people were going so crazy for a guest down on the street, I wanna say Eminem or Mariah Carey that they had to cover the windows to try to get people to calm down. You aren't going to see those reactions for a music video program anytime soon/ever again. That may change with what John Mayer did in "New Light". Final review this video is actually good! Yay John.