John Mayer quits pop music in hope Lady Gaga goes away too
John Mayer has announced to a small US audience in Atlanta that he will be quitting pop music and pursuing a path in folk tunes.
He talked about discovering the "antidote to bullsh*t" was Bob Dylan and said that if you have Dylan inside you it "makes Lady Gaga go away".
A website reviewed Mayer's show as he talked about the future of his music and wrapping up the tour for Battle Studies.
The Blue Indian reported Mayer as saying: “I want to tell you a little bit about where I’m going, ‘cause I think it’s important since you guys are fans. I’ve done the pop thing as much as I can do the pop thing and I will be retiring for a couple years from the pop thing ‘cause I think I have some other shapes and colors that I need to get to.
He continued: "So I’m going to go back to New York City and I’m going to drop out. I’m going to drop out. But I’m going to drop out for good reason… I think the world has a little too much me. I have too much me—I never meant to make that much me happen. I found the antidote to bullsh*t, it’s called Bob Dylan. You put it right into your chest and it makes Lady Gaga go right away… Look, I’ll back that up at two o’clock in the afternoon tomorrow if I have to.”
He went on to mention that a direction in folk music would be coming after the end of his pop music run.