The wait begins. John Mayer has put the first single off of “Battle Studies” up on his website. (If you want to give it a listen, it’s right here.) With his last two albums, I managed to wait until the release date to hear the entire thing for the first time (excluding a few listens of the single, which is hard to avoid due to the radio, music TV, etc.), and it definitely paid off. I grew to know each album as a whole rather than The Single and then The Rest Of It, commonly known as The Good Stuff. I don’t want the single living in a different space in my head than the rest of the album. This almost always pays off for listening to most full albums for me, and I don’t want to make Battle Studies any different.
That being said, 1 month and 22 days until the album is released. Good grief.