John Mayer's Battle Studies
comes three years after his critically acclaimed 2006 album, Continuum
. Incorporating the warmth, melodies and simplicity of 70's and 80's California rock/pop, Battle Studies
is a confessional, relaxed and liberated album recorded in a private home in California where Mayer lived and worked over the course of six months before wrapping at the famed Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The album's first single, "Who Says" challenges conventional standards of what one can accomplish or undertake - despite society's constraints. Battle Studies also showcases universal themes on "Heartbreak Warfare," "Assassin," and "War of My Life," while flexing guitar chops on "Rock Song," and a reinterpretation of "Crossroads." The famously collaborative guitar player also invited one of music's brightest new talents, Taylor Swift, to appear on "Half of My Heart."
About the Artist
'Battle Studies' is John Mayer's fourth studio album and was released in 2009. The album (which he produced himself) debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling over 200,000 copies in its first week. It achieved successful sales in several other countries and produced two singles that attained chart success. The album has been certified platinum in the United States. In Europe the album produced four hits : 'Who Says', 'Heartbreak Warfare', 'Half of My Heart' (ft. Taylor Swift) and 'Perfectly Lonely'. 'Battle Studies' is an elegant and soulful album that shows an effortlessly seductive and somewhat irresistible John Mayer. Available again on heavy duty vinyl.
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