John Mayer Releases New 'Paper Doll' Single
... black chiffon/Here's a dress of gold and blue/Sure was fun being good to you," he sings at the track's opening. While fans have been attempting to decipher the lyrics, whether the track may allude to former flames Taylor Swift or Katy Perry is unclear. "You're like 22 girls in one and none of them know what they're running from/Was it just too far to fall for a little paper doll?" he sings on the chorus. Check out the video clip here. Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. John Mayer
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John Mayer drops new single before hitting the tour trail
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, who will kick off his first tour in three years early next month, has unleashed the first single, "Paper Doll," from his forthcoming studio set. The award-winning singer/songwriter will take part in Philadelphia's 4th of July Jam before officially kicking off his "Born and Raised" world tour July 6 in Milwaukee, WI. The summer trek moves through 43 major markets before wrapping up Oct. 5 in Los Angeles. For the domestic leg, Mayer will raise money for the Northern California Institute for Research and Education, which studies the effects of post traumatic stress on military veterans. One dollar from each ticket sold throughout the U.S. will benefit the cause. John Mayer
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John Mayer Releases First 'Paradise Valley' Single, 'Paper Doll': Listen
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gives fans a taste of his forthcoming album, "Paradise Valley," with his first single, "Paper Doll." The song's official video features prancercise creator, Joanna Rohrback, performing a "prance to romance to" as Mayer's vocals guide her swiftful moves. "You're like 22 girls in one/ And none of them know what they're running from/ Was it just too far to fall/ For a little paper doll," he croons.John Mayer
: The Billboard Cover Story "Paper Doll" comes a month after John Mayer
announced his Don Was produced album. "New record this Summer... Not a Born and Raised "plus"... A new group of songs to bring the whole thing up to date with Summer 2013," the singer-songwriter wrote on his Tumblr. "I have that hunger that always precedes something meaningful. See you all soon. And thanks for the warm welcome back to the stage. Getting back on it a little at a time." Mayer will kick off his first tour in three years on July 6 in Milwaukee, WI after performing at Philly's annual Fourth of July Jam. He'll tour till October, raising funds and awareness of the post traumatic stress effecting military veterans. John Mayer
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John Mayer (October 16, 1977)
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Mayer has a neurological condition called synaesthesia, which causes him to see music as colors. He can describe any music he hears by the colors he perceives in it, and says Rock music is usually brown and gray. Jimi Hendrix sometimes talked about seeing colors in music and may have also had the condition.
In middle school, John Mayer played clarinet with little success. After watching the movie Back to the Future, Mayer was inspired by Michael J. Fox's guitar scene to pick up the instrument himself.
Although he's had several songs at the top of the charts, John Mayer considers "Your Body Is A Wonderland
" to be his only "hit" song. In an interview with Rolling Stone
, Mayer said "It's the biggest hit I've ever had, maybe will ever have. There wasn't a lot of music in that song. It's a novelty tune. I don't have Lady Gaga-sized hits."
John Mayer is a tabloid mainstay, but he doesn't have very much respect for celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. Mayer told Rolling Stone that Hilton is "not anyone the world should be scared of" and that he's "uneducated and highly opinionated."
Film critic Roger Ebert fired back at John Mayer for comments he made regarding black women. Ebert, who's married to an African American woman, wrote on Twitter: "To John Mayer regarding black women: What's not to like?" The post was a response to Mayer's Playboy interview in which he responded "I don't open myself to them" when asked about his attraction to black women.
At 17, John Mayer suffered a bout of cardiac dysrhythmia, a condition that hospitalized him for a weekend. Mayer admits that he suffers from panic attacks and takes Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, to control his condition.
In 2004, the late Steve Jobs personally asked John Mayer to perform at Apple's annual Macworld Conference and Expo. Jobs used Mayer's performance as a fixture for the event and introduced his company's new Garageband software at the same time. Mayer appeared at the Expo again in 2007 for the announcement of the new iPhone.
In 2006, John Mayer appeared on the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and performed "Waiting on the World to Change" and "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room." His song "Gravity" was also featured in the shows House and Numb3rs.
Many oldies acts take comfortable gigs performing on cruise ships, but Mayer got into it early: he hosted two theme cruises for the Carnival Cruise line. The first was a three day trip to the Caribbean in 2008 that also featured David Ryan Harris, Colbie Caillat, and David Barnes aboard the Carnival Victory. The second went to Mexico aboard the Carnival Splendor in 2009.
Mayer was forced to follow an extended vocal hiatus and couldn't tour for a couple of years after granulomas were discovered in his throat in September 2011.
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