In 2010 John Mayer took part in several candid interviews that put him in hot water as he spoke his mind and came off as a foul mouthed jerk to many of his fans and previously established detractors.
Speaking on Friday to Guy Raz on NPR’s All Things Considered Mayer revealed:
“I had nothing to say – I was going through a time in my life where I didn’t really want to share what was going on, but I didn’t want to be boring.”
He goes on to say of his bad choices:
“I remember thinking to myself, ‘We gotta give a Rolling Stone interview … I don’t want anybody atPlayboy to think this is a boring interview.’ I got those lines so crossed, that what you read – among other things, obviously – is this complete miscalculation in why I was asked to do the interview.”
Among his most telling secrets were racy details about the sex life he shared with Jessica Simpson and the fact that he had never gotten over Jennifer Aniston who he had dated for a brief period.
John Mayer admits that during that period he felt a great deal of self-important and a need to maintain control of his career and life.
As Mayer explains to NPR:
“I completely lost sight of what the original plan was, which is [to] make music for anybody who wants to hear it. There was a part of me that was dead – a certain thoughtfulness that was gone.”
After realizing the level of stupidity he had reached John Mayer says he locked himself inside Electric Lady Studios in New York City where where wrote his most introspective lyrics to date, lyrics that appear throughout Born and Raised his new album which drops this coming Tuesday.