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John Mayer goes on Ellen and talks about going on hiatus

May 16th, 2012

John Mayer went on The Ellen Degeneres Show to talk about his absence from the spotlight over the past two years, his time on living in Montana, and how he feels that his life will play out. John talked candidly and honestly with Ellen on his prolonged adolescence explaining, “It was a very strange time and it sort of rocketed me into adulthood… It was a violent crash into being an adult.” What Mayer was referring to was the few choice words he had for his old girlfriend, Jessica Simpson and the demeanor in which he spoke while being interviewed with Rolling Stone and Playboy. These interviews were from two years ago and Mayer realized he needed to get away from the fame and being an all around d-bag.

So what to do when you’re a recovering jerk? You go to Montana. “The question ‘Why Montana?’ is the answer,” John told Ellen when she asked “Why Montana?”. “Why not be happy after awhile? You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself to be happy, sometimes you never remember to actually get happy. So I remembered how to get happy.” During this time John recorded his latest album Born And Raised and had prepared for a summer tour. Then, a growth was found near Mayer’s vocal cords which has taken him out of touring indefinitely. Despite this, John Mayer seems to be on a completely different plane now, returning to earth not just as a changed man but as an evolved one.

Watch the interview below and let us know what your favourite John Mayer track is in the comments section below.

And if you’re curious as to what his more “honest” music sounds like, check out the video for Shadow Days below.

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