Connecticut’s John Mayer has been mostly silent for the past couple years. After highly publicized romances with Jennifer Aniston and Taylor swift, and a few scandalous interviews with Playboy and Rolling Stone, the Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter went on hiatus in an attempt to clear his head. During that time, Mayer ceased giving interviews, tweeting, and appearing in the public eye, while also working on his next album and having vocal chord surgery.
Now, with the break officially over, his latest album just recently had its second straight week atop the Billboard 200 chart. The album, entitled “Born and Raised,” is Mayer’s fifth studio album.
In addition to touring the late night talk shows, Mayer did grant his first interview with Rolling Stone since his now-infamous diatribe referencing a variety of rather uncouth topics, this time commenting on one of his former girlfriends.
“I will say as a songwriter that I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting,” he says. “I know she’s the biggest thing in the world, and I’m not trying to sink anybody’s ship, but I think it’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’ That’s bullshit,” he told the mag. Mayer is of course referencing the Taylor Swift hit, “Dear John,” which was released shortly after Swift and Mayer were romantically linked. Swift has never directly confirmed the song is in fact written about Mayer.