John Mayer’s Latest: Blues Album or Steampunk Novel?

I’m a megafan of John Mayer. Even through his skeevy days, his awkward interactions with paparazzi, through short hair and long, bubblegum pop to bluesy rock- I love JM.

So I was super excited to see the album art for his new record- Born and Raised.

 

When I first saw it, it looked familiar- like I’d seen it before.

 

No. That’s not it.

 

No. That’s not it either. Less it, even.

I don’t know why those two albums came to mind- except they’re both kind of busy and stylized.

 

Well, then what?

 

 

So.

Is this a new John Mayer album, or a steampunk novel?

Only time will tell.