John Mayer Heavier Things Full Album Reaction - John Mayer Heavier Things Review
Want to see a reaction and review to John Mayer's album 'Heavier Things'? Today's focus will be on John Mayer Heavier Things Album which came out in 2003. I decided to take a walk down memory lane a couple of weeks ago and listen to his sophomore album. What were the results? A lot of nostalgia basically!!! LOL
The reason why I decided to choose this album is because it was one of the most important albums to me when I was transtitioning from adolescence to adulthood. I found myself listening to this many times!
I was even inspired to write some original compositions of my own due to this album.
Since I was bought up in a very religious home I had to sneak this album and Britney Spears' Oops! I Did it Again into the house for regular listening.
I found that Heavier Things kind of fed a deeper musical part of me when it came to topic matters of life and thinking beyond the surface.
While Britney Spears' Oops! I Did It Again fed my need for ear candy:-]
So I took out some time a while back and sat down to re-listent to Heavier Things in 2018. I recorded my reaction of each song and eventually reviewed the album. The video will be above for all to enjoy!
So let's go through the album real quick track by track.
Clarity - This song starts the album off on a light and kind of airy feel. I loved this song when I first heard it and I still love it today. I loved the first few lines where he talk about the quickness of time and moments. We try to freeze it but it continually goes by. I like his vocal add-ons especially towards the end.
Bigger Than My Body - this song was a single and the first single I believe from this album. The first time I heard this song I wasn't a fan to be honest! It just didn't do much for me. Though now when I hear it I like it much more. I also have to agree that I too think I am bigger than my body gives me credit for.
Something's Missing - This is without a doubt one of my top favorite songs from this album hands down! There is something about those first few notes played and the lyrics that flow together so well. I like how he manages to put topics and analogies together so well in such in an interesting way. This one can take several listenings to grasp all of what he is covering here. This is one of the album's best I feel.
New Deep - This song too is a BIG favorite of mine and it compliments the previous song well. I also like the first notes played on this one as well. He talks about not trying to be deep with every freaking aspect of life. He also covers kind of finding a new mindset where a person can just take a breather and not have to analyzed everything.
Come Back to Bed - This slows things down and has a definite blues feel to it. I have been in the situation myself when you get into a disagreement with a significant other and you are at a lost all of a sudden. You just want to get over the hump and get back to the loving. This is yet another solid number.
Home Life - This song has that road trip vibe about it. On a less serious note it kind of reminds me of the song 'Banging on A Trash Can' from the Nickelodeon Doug cartoon. lol ... It is nice mellow number. It has a lot of cool lyrics that only John could put together in his own special way.
Spilt Screen Sadness - This is good number talking about a couple who had recently gotten into a fight and how each side feels basically. Not my favorite but a solid song.
Daugthers- This song was a single and probably one of the biggest songs from this album. This was probably the song that got me to really pay attention to this album in the first place. It really covers how a woman's relationship with her father can carry over to how she interacts with her significant other down the line. I like the topic matter and how it is presented. I also like how his voice sounds here too! It has a soothing feel to it.
Only Heart - This number is welcomed after the previous slower ones. I also use this number as a pick me up song. It makes me want to get up and dance around the kitchen or something.lol... It always makes me smile. The subject matter talks about how he likes a girl and how she has to be careful with him because he only has one heart to break.
Wheel - This is the album closer and I generally don't listen to this a lot. I likw the chorus and it does bring everything to a nice close.
So there you have it a solid album all the way through I feel. I would give John Mayer's Heavier Things an "A". It has a solid songwriting, production value and his voice sounds good and is pleasant to listen to.
Make sure you check out the full reaction video either here or on my Everyday Marvin youtube channel.