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Appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2017

John Mayer’s Undying Bachelor Love

ED: Hello, my friend, long time no see.

JM: Hello, I miss you.

ED: I miss you too, you haven't been around. You've been absent, and I know you're not doing whole lot of interviews, so thank you for being here.

JM: It's my pleasure, thank you. I'll be here as much as you want me.

ED: Okay. Well whenever you're in town, stop by.


JM: Okay. Tomorrow?

ED: We're not here tomorrow, but you can come by.

JM: Aren't you glad you're not here tomorrow?


ED: Yeah, I am. So, no but I was really happy when your song came out, "Love on the Weekend". I was like there's John. Yeah I mean, and I missed your music. So, thank you.

JM: I'm so glad.

ED: So you're releasing how many, you're releasing four?

JM: I'm doing four songs at a time. I started realizing that 12 songs is a big ask for people now.

ED: Because it's so much content.

JM: Yeah. When I started seeing even me, my favorite acts would put a record out and I'd be like, I can't today. It's too much music. So I sort of decided I'd put four out at a time, also not all of them were done.

ED:  I see.

JM:  There's a way to get sort of my deadline to hit.

ED:  And was that, cause you went to Montana for a while.

JM: Yeah, I live out there when I'm not working.

ED: You're still there sometimes?

JM: Yes.

ED: And do you think that that's like a great place to reset and have a different perspective?

JM: Yeah, I mean, I spend some of the time in Hollywood. And then I spend some of the time in Montana watching Hollywood on TV. Thinking all the same things that other people watching TV think, forgetting that I've ever been in that bubble, and it's great.

ED: I know that you used to watch The Bachelor. Are you caught up, have you been watching this season? Cause Rachel was just here.

JM: I watched the first couple. But I love the show, but It's too much time to ask of me. Two hours is a lot of buy-in time. Cause I always watch the season premiere and at the end of it they say “on an unbelievable new bachelor” and I go show me more of this. Show me more of this. I'll pay $50 if you just show me the entire season in 30 minutes. That's what I want.


ED: Wow. 

JM: Just get me the helicopters, get me the girls crying, girls crying on helicopters. If you get tears in flight on The Bachelor, that is prime stuff.

It really is.

ED: Yeah, it is too much time to ask of us. I think the two hours, it's gotta change, but it was a good one this season, you missed a good one.

JM: I'm sure there will be others.

ED: You should be a Bachelor; didn't we talk about that before?

JM: I thought about, I think it would be really fun to be the Bach.

ED: Would you really consider it or are you just saying?

JM: No.


JM: I don't think that I would find love there, unless they would change the sort of vetting process for who would be the contestant.

ED: They would do that for you, if you would consider being a Bachelor you can tell them how you want people vetted.

JM: Yeah I think it would be one of the lowest rated shows.


ED: I don’t know, I think we would all watch you as a Bachelor, I really feel strongly about that.


The Search for Everything (time stamp)

ED: Hey, who's, before I forget, who is the girl on the cover, there's a drawing of a girl, there's you, I saw your drawing.

JM: That's me.

ED: And then, who's that?

JM: That's sort of like, "her," you know what I mean? Sort of the spiritual "her." It's memory, it's fantasy, it's what you wanna se. It's what the brain sees, it's sort of the, it's the other. It's the spiritual sort of other.

ED: It's not somebody that you've seen before?

JM: In my mind.

ED: So are you in a relationship? 

JM: Nope. I thought of this the other day. I thought of it on Valentine's day: You don't I have to be with someone to be together. And I'm enjoying being together.

ED: I see what you mean.

JM: You know what I mean? Word play.

ED: Yeah, got it, got it, got it. But "Love On the Weekend," I thought you were driving off with somebody that put her feet up when you were driving and stuff?

JM: That's a total thing that I've had in flashes and want more of.

ED: I see.

JM: You have those too? The world is your oyster, you drag, you go up the coast, you go up.

ED: I don't know what you're—I'm married.

JM: But you have those moments.


ED: Yeah, she puts her feet up, Portia puts her feet up when we drive.

JM: You road trip? Do you still road trip? You go away for a weekend?

ED: Yes we do. 

JM: Yeah, that's great.

ED: Yeah.

JM: That's what I miss. I miss plans. I miss stuff. A man can drive to Big Sur alone but how lonely is that?

The Search for Everything Tour

ED: It's lonely. Yeah. You should be the Bachelor, all right. [Laughter] So I think we've decided.
You announced that The Search for Everything tour is starting today, right?

JM: I am announcing that The Search for Everything tour continues into the summer now so we'll be in cities all across the country this summer, which is a new announcement, and tickets, I think, go on sale next Friday.

ED: That's very exciting, and, thanks to American Express, everyone in the audience is getting a pair of tickets to go see John at the LA Forum.