John Mayer- “I Guess I Just Feel Like”
John Mayer, known for songs such as “Your Body is a Wonderland”, “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”, and “Waiting on the World to Change”, released a new single on February 21, 2019. Titled “I Guess I Just Feel Like”, the song takes on the characteristics of its performer in almost every way.
In terms of musical complexity, the song is rather simple, with acoustic guitar playing rhythm, a clean electric guitar riffing in Mayer’s signature mellow and off the cuff style, bass guitar subtly chilling in the back of the mix with a very tamed and gentle drum kit, and Mayer singing as laid back as ever, even jumping into a well-executed falsetto at one point. In the outro, Mayer adds slight distortion to his electric guitar and riffs his way out of the track.
Lyrically, Mayer wrote in more of a free flowing style rather that rigid 2 Verse-2 Chorus-Bridge style. The song has the repeating line “I Guess I Just Feel Like” which appears throughout the song, but the rest seems more like sang poetry than performed music. His words call into mind a man who is rather done with the drama and ridiculousness that the world seems to exude. It is one of the hallmarks of Mayer as an individual and as a musician.
In terms of his overall discography, “I Guess I Just Feel Like” marks the second single Mayer has released within the last year that is not yet tied to an EP or album, but fans are circulating rumors of a new album, pointing to “New Light”, which was released late in 2018 and “I Guess I Just Feel Like”, released not long after, as evidence of Mayer’s presence in the studio. Others argue that Mayer has no time to record an album with a world tour scheduled in 2019. The most likely scenario would be that Mayer either released two singles and nothing else, or that he had an entire album recorded during 2018 and is now getting ready to set it loose.
In any event, John Mayer continues to produce great music with unmatched quality, so go ahead and give “I Guess I Just Feel Like” a listen today!