A little nice change-up, and timely so.
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Wildfire is the next single off his upcoming album, Paradise Valley, coming out August 20th. Now I'm not a big fan of John Mayer, but Wildfire has got me stung like no other. This track is just amazingly brilliant, from the different instrumentation, all the way to the vocals. So upbeat, so familiar, so great that this song is just up and beyond, and taking you all the way. The guitars, the snap-back, the way it all revolves around this drum beat that keeps insanely moving on is just spectacularly well-driven and restored. Such amazing prowess could only stand in the side of innovation and creativity, and this track lavishes on such taste that it not only takes your breath away, but recaptures it along the way.
Wildfire also features prominent songwriting knack that could prove to be pointers for future songwriters. John himself is an established songwriter, a great guitarist (solo on Fall Out Boy's rendition of Michael Jackson's Beat It), and not to forget unique tracks that will never ever be forgotten (Your Body Is A Wonderland, Waiting on the World to Change). John Mayer is a been there, done that. Apart from a couple of mis-hit singles, he is proven and is just a talented artist that most artists have been longing to work with.
Back on the track, Wildfire is just amazing, filled with snip-bit and bare-bone instrumentation that strings away very easily and simply. Nothing more, nothing less to add and this is just a top contender for this week's best songs so far
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ORIGINALITY: 9/10 - The solo piano (somewhat) included in between the bridge just swoons over very carefully, the snares and guitars just light and touching. Never have I been as crossed over with myself in weeks.
SOUND: 9/10 - John Mayer's instrumentation strings like an opera, over-matching and overlaying, powerful and simple, tasteful and delicious.
LYRICS: 9/10 - Heart-to-heart work and I can't say enough.
OVERALL: 27/30 - Wildfire is just a fun-filled anthem, a light refreshment on a cool breeze afternoon that will catch you on easily. It's not hard to not love the song, so play it for days!
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.