Monday, July 30, 2012

VIDEO: John Mayer – Queen Of California

John Mayer has released the video for “Queen Of California,” the second single from his new “Born And Raised” album.

The clip was directed by Sam Jones.

“Being able to have a hopeful vibe about something again … it’s actually about getting over stuff,” Mayer recently told NPR of the song. “Which is why I think it’s the first track on the record. It’s a very relieving breath of fresh air.”

Mayer was forced to cancel his 2012 US tour and take an indefinite hiatus from live performing due to the return of the granuloma in his throat; John was treated for the same condition and placed on extensive vocal rest in 2011. The 18-city tour was to be his first in the United States in two years.

Mayer broke the news to fans in March.

“During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because something didn’t feel/sound right,” wrote John. “I went in for a visit on Wednesday and a scope of my vocal cords revealed that the granuloma has grown back where it had mostly healed. This is bad news. Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing. Though there will be a day when all of this will be behind me, it will sideline me for a longer period of time than I care to have you count down.”

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