John Mayer in Studio 1 at NPR's Washington, D.C. headquarters. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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John Mayer's new album, his first since a 2010 controversy that sent him retreating from the spotlight, is called Born and Raised. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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