Happy Birthday, John Mayer: His Style Evolution
John Mayer turns 39 today (Oct. 16, 2016)!
It’s been 15 years since the dreamy singer-songwriter released his first album, Room For Squares, which went quadruple platinum. He’s been a hot commodity in Hollywood ever since then – dating stars like Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry.
Mayer’s evolved in both fashion and music, but one thing remains true: his passion for creating music is unmatched. He won seven Grammy awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Vocal Performance. In a recent Instagram photo, he reflected on the creation of his third hit studio album released 10 years ago, Continuum, and its creation. In the lengthy yet heartfelt caption, he recalls: “I remember coming up with ‘Gravity’ in the shower at the Four Seasons in LA and not looking up for a day while I wrote it. It was finished the next night. “
Continuum turns 10 today… here I am a decade later in the same jacket I wore in the cover shot. I remember so much about this record. I remember cutting “I Don’t Trust Myself” and “Bold As Love” in NYC. I remember the Trio tour that divided the NY and LA portions of recording. I remember coming up with “Gravity” in the shower at the Four Seasons in LA and not looking up for a day while I wrote it. It was finished the next night. I remember telling Chad as I was writing a song that it sounded like two people “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room.” I remember the innocence, the discovery, and I remember the feeling of playing these songs night after night on tour and realizing they could hold up as both pop songs and guitar explorations. Lucky to have it and lucky to have you all as fans. More to come very soon. X JM
Over the years, Mayer has tried out different looks, but has stayed true to his style. From blazers with jeans to big hats and leather jackets, the star never fails to rock his own style. Celebrate the singer-songwriter’s 39th birthday with a collection of his looks through the years in the gallery at the top of the page!