John Mayer reveals release date, title of new album

John Mayer performs live at The O2 Arena on October 13, 2019 in London
(Image credit: Robin Little/Redferns)

He's shared updates on its progress, and teased tantalizing snippets of its lead single on TikTok, but now John Mayer's new album has a name, a cover and a release date.

Sob Rock, his eighth studio effort, will be released July 16. You can check out its decidedly retro cover – which Mayer shared today in an Instagram post – below.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.