Almost two years after the release of his last single “Carry Me Away,” John Mayer has returned with a new song, “Last Train Home.”
“Last Train Home” is Part of Forthcoming Project Sob Rock
“Last Train Home” will be part of Mayer’s forthcoming album set to release in July. It joins three other songs that were released over the years; before it was known that they were going to be part of this project. They are “New Light,” “I Guess I Just Feel Like,” and “Carry Me Away.” The upcoming LP, which will be called Sob Rock, will feature 9 songs in total, so there are three songs that we haven’t gotten to hear yet.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, the singer-songwriter said his new record is meant to “bring comfort” following a year that’s been anything but. “I asked myself, ‘What music makes me feel like everything’s going to be OK?’ ” he said. “And it’s the music I listened to growing up in the ’80s. There’s a security-blanket aspect about that sound that reminds me of a safer time.”
Maren Morris Joined Him on the Track
But that’s not the only surprise that Mayer has in store. He had Maren Morris joining him for the vocals on “Last Train Home”. The singers began collaborating only in March; when Mayer joined the country star on stage at the Grammys, where he played guitar as she performed her hit “The Bones.”
“He’s just smart as a whip. He is also really, really thoughtful and he internalizes every other word he says. I feel like it’s kind of adorable,” Maren Morris told PEOPLE at the time. “He’s been just so respectful and complementary to my music over the years. We actually met at the Grammys a couple of years back. For him to join us here feels kind of kismet.”
Last Friday, Mayer shared a photo with Morris and Sob Rock producer Don Was outside Henson Studios, where they recorded the song. “Maren was kind enough to come by the studio last December and sing her tail off on ‘Last Train Home,'” he wrote on his Instagram Story. “I consider her one of the best musicians and communicators around. To have her voice on the song is a real honor.”