On Thursday, John Mayer made a few exciting announcements.
During a Facebook Live stream, the singer released a new single titled “Love on the Weekend,” his first recorded track in over two years. His last recorded song was a cover of Beyoncé’s “XO” in 2014. It’s his first new original song in three years.
He added that the new song will be on his upcoming album, which is rumored to be titled The Search for Everything and will arrive in 2017.
“Next year is a year of more music coming than I’ve ever put out in one year,” he said during the stream. “That’s really sort of what my career has been, it’s what my life has been, it’s the way that my mind works — it sort of consumes everything. That is very true to the nature of the record, which is sort of like a mixtape of all the music that inspires me and all the styles that I’ve made before, but certainly in my own certain way of doing it.”
Mayer, who has been touring with Dead & Company this year, revealed that he plans to tour in 2017 after the album release as well. A release date for the new record has not yet been announced.
Listen to “Love on the Weekend” below:
Watch his Facebook Live session below: