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The Search For Everything
The Search for Everything
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
Recorded2014-17
StudioCapitol Studios, Hollywood, California[1]
Genre
Length43:49
LabelColumbia
Producer
John Mayer chronology
The Search for Everything: Wave Two
(2017)
The Search for Everything
(2017)
Singles from The Search for Everything
  1. "Love on the Weekend"
    Released: November 17, 2016
  2. "Still Feel Like Your Man"
    Released: February 24, 2017
  3. "In the Blood"
    Released: May 1, 2017[8]

The Search for Everything is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter John Mayer, released on April 14, 2017 by Columbia Records.

Promotion

Extended plays

The Search for Everything was preceded by the release of two EPs each featuring four new songs from the album. The album's lead single, "Love on the Weekend", was released on November 17, 2016.[9] The first wave, The Search for Everything: Wave One, released on January 20, 2017.[10] The second wave, The Search for Everything: Wave Two was released on February 24, 2017.[11]

Tour and live performances

On January 30, 2017, John Mayer announced his headlining arena tour, The Search for Everything World Tour, which is set to take place in North America in 2017.[12] On February 24, Mayer announced 30 more tour dates.[13]

On December 6, 2016, Mayer performed the album's lead single "Love on the Weekend" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[14] On February 24, Mayer performed "Moving On and Getting Over" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[15] On February 28, he performed the single "Still Feel Like Your Man" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[16]

Mayer announced in early 2019 that he will be taking The Search for Everything on tour again. Mayer announced seven Asian tour dates,[17] nine European dates[18] and 32 US dates[19] spanning from March to October 2019.[20]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic61/100[21]
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubD[22]
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[23]
AXSPositive[24]
Entertainment Focus3/5[25]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[26]
Exeposé4/5 stars[27]
The HoyaPositive[28]
The Indie Sounds9/10[29]
Pitchfork4.9/10[30]
Red Dirt Report4/5 stars[31]
Robert Christgau** [32]
Spectrum Culture3.75/5 stars [33]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, The Search for Everything has an average score of 61, which indicates "generally favorable reviews" based on 4 reviews.[21]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars, commenting "Although it's ostensibly a breakup album, The Search for Everything doesn't feel haunted: Mayer glides through the record so smoothly, the supple sound seems almost insouciant. It is also quite alluring. "[23] Jim Farber of Entertainment Weekly called it "the most deeply personal album Mayer has ever released", giving it B+ while stating "if mellowness remains Mayer's weakness, the brilliance of his best compositions provides a worthy trade-off".[26] Robert Christgau gave this album a two-star honorable mention: "If you wonder why women fall for a guy with his romantic history, listen to his songs with an open mind", highlighting "Love on the Weekend" and "Never on the Day You Leave".[32]

However, Alex McLevy of AV Club gave the album a D, stating "John Mayer loses all trace of anything interesting".[22] The 4.9 out of 10 review from Katherine St. Asaph of Pitchfork was also unfavorable, saying the album is "pleasantly bland".[30]

Commercial performance

The Search for Everything debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 with 132,000 album-equivalent units, of which 120,000 were pure album sales.[34] It debuted at number one on the US Billboard Top Rock Albums, becoming the third number one album by Mayer in 2017 on this chart following the two EPs Wave One and Wave Two.[35][36]

Track listing

All tracks are written by John Mayer.

No.TitleLength
1."Still Feel Like Your Man"3:56
2."Emoji of a Wave"3:59
3."Helpless"4:09
4."Love on the Weekend"3:31
5."In the Blood"4:05
6."Changing"3:33
7."Theme from "The Search for Everything""1:54
8."Moving On and Getting Over"4:21
9."Never on the Day You Leave"3:44
10."Rosie"4:03
11."Roll It on Home"3:25
12."You're Gonna Live Forever in Me"3:09

Personnel

Musicians

Adapted from album's liner notes.[37]

Production

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[67] Gold 40,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[68] Platinum 20,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[69] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

External links

The Search for Everything at Metacritic

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