“Love Song For No One” (John Mayer Cover)

By Chris Moore:

I have found that there are very, very few artists that I love who started playing music any later than the early t0 mid- 1990s. John Mayer has been an exception, at least up until his whole “I’m into blues/I’m very serious/I have long hair” phase. I fell in love with Room For Squares, found Inside Wants Out charming, and couldn’t stop listening to Heavier Things. Unfortunately, I found Continuum to be unimpressive on the whole. And don’t even get me started on Try!

So, for this session, I went back in time to “Love Song For No One,” hoping to conjure up a time when I loved Mayer and his work. I think his first album is often dismissed, as though every song were “Your Body is a Wonderland” — which I’m man enough to admit I really enjoy…

Without further ado, here’s my take on “Love Song For No One,” a version that took me many takes before I was happy enough to release it. I’m still not entirely happy with it, but my voice was scratchy and I did my best. Besides, you know what they say — a session a day… keeps Chris, Jim, and Jeff going crazy? 🙂

See you next session!

This is one in a series of acoustic cover songs, original music, and free mp3 downloads here on the Laptop Sessions Music Video Blog.

2 thoughts on ““Love Song For No One” (John Mayer Cover)

  1. Great, great, great rendition!

    I’m glad you’re also a fan of early Mayer. Still would’ve been cool to be my wife, and be able to hear him playing in the hallways of the school every now and then.

    Wish he’d find a way to go back to the style on “Heavier Things” and “Room for Squares”. I think i’d like to try “Split Screen Sadness” in a future session. What do you think?

  2. Say WHAT? I forgot that she went to the same school as him — did she really hear him play before he hit it big? So cool!!

    I couldn’t agree more with you about “Heavier Things” and “Room for Squares” — I even love his early EP “Inside Wants Out.” (Have you ever heard “Comfortable”? It just blows me away…)

    I thought “Split Screen Sadness” was dull when I first listened to the album, but then I absolutely fell in love with that track. So, yes, you should definitely do it! I’ll be the first person to five star it!!

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