John Mayer stopped by Name Her Daddy on Wednesday (Dec. 21) for the hit podcast’s first-ever vacation particular and spilled some main tea about his breakout hit “Your Physique Is a Wonderland.”
The subject got here up when host Alex Cooper requested the rocker what he was like in highschool. “I didn’t have a presence,” he admitted. “So I believe that one of many larger misnomers about me is that there’s like a jocky-ness to me, you realize? Like there’s an alpha, musician jocky-ness to me and the underside line is, like, I went to highschool to get it over with. And my life started at 3 o’clock within the afternoon after I got here residence and performed guitar.”
Cooper was fast to level out that only a few years after graduating from highschool, he was profitable his first Grammy for 2002’s “Your Physique Is a Wonderland.” And but, Mayer insisted that — opposite to the mythos surrounding his love life — he was hardly a Hollywood playboy on the time.
“That was about my first girlfriend,” he mentioned of his sophomore single. “That was concerning the feeling, which I believe was already type of nostalgic… I used to be 21 after I wrote that music and I used to be nostalgic for being 16.”
When Cooper pressed that she all the time thought the sensual smash was a few sure, unnamed movie star, he responded, “No, that’s a kind of issues the place folks simply type of fashioned that concept, it will get strengthened through the years, no, no, no. I had by no means met a star after I wrote that music.”
Subsequent yr, Mayer will embark on the final Dead & Company tour, beginning Might 19 on the Kia Discussion board in Los Angeles.
Stream Mayer’s Name Her Daddy episode on Spotify under.