John Mayer‘s summer is gearing up to be a busy one. Currently on the road for his Born and Raised World Tour, Mayer announced yesterday (July 16) that his sixth studio album Paradise Valley will drop August 20.
Fans can pre-order the album on iTunes and instantly receive a download of “Wildfire,” one of 11 tracks on the release. While previous single “Paper Doll” gives a hint at what to expect from the LP, “Wildfire” showcases Mayer’s laid-back style with handclapped rhythms, familiar wavering guitar and Mayer’s signature vocals. Aspiring toward summer anthem status, Mayer sings: “You look fine, fine fine/Put your feet up next to mine/We can watch that water line get higher and higher…You and me been catching on like wildfire.”
The track features a surprisingly higher register for Mayer midway through as he reminds us all that, “A little bit of summer makes a lot of history.” Watch the lyric video below set to the backdrop of his summer tour.
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