What will make this mini-album review different than some of my past ones is that for once I’m not worried about what the artist is saying, but how it makes the listener initially feel without understanding what the songs truly mean.Â Follow the music, and let your own theme unveil.Â I will say “Battle Studies” does paint a color blue, but presents plenty of different shades to it to let you decide where it takes you.
Not really having it as a main focus (ergo, why this is a mini-album review), what I can only guarantee about John Mayer’s “Battle Studies” is that it’s your perfect album for this winter season.Â Don’t get me wrong, an intimate connection can definitely be made as it explores heartbreak and love and the insecurity of it all, but for the most part, looking at it as a soundtrack in life, the music takes you onÂ a winter-wonderland walk down a city’s downtown covered in white Christmas.Â Continuing with this imagery, the only catch is is that you’re not sure whether or not your love is walking right next to you….
All in all, badass album.Â Can’t wait to connect with it on a personal level…
According to Wikipedia, “augmented reality is term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with (or augmented by) virtual computer-generated imagery – creating a mixed reality.”
If I can describe augmented reality as simple as possible, you can basically control and manipulate the virtual environment yourself.
Below is a video of me actually using augmented reality on John Mayer’s music video-
To check out this innovating way to watch music videos, and to hear a new badass song from John Mayer, head here.Â Make sure you follow the website’s instructions.
[Tip: 1) you have to have a webcam and 2) after you print out or download the Battle Studies icon, line that up with the icon you see on the screen via the webcam-this is what starts the video]
Over the process of making his new album, John Mayer has taken a camcorder and has been documenting the laughs, the thoughts, creative process, and ingenuity of his latest efforts.Â He has been calling this documentation: Battle Studios, which can be found off his johnmayer.com website here.
According to his twitter, Battle Studies should be released November 17, along with the single “Who Says” to be released sometime soon.
Below is one of the videos (either a small snippet or an idea) taken from this “Battle Studies.”