The elusive Mayer returns with perhaps his most engaging groove yet. Kicking into gear with a soulful up-pitched vocal for a hook, a light and summer-style beat, The Love You Left Behind drives with swagger and possibility – a sense of overcoming, regret followed by strength and progression.
Liu Kang undoubtedly sees Mayer at the top of his game. The track emerges as an alternative anthem, a go-to that rains down with uplifting beauty & melodies that entrance. At the same time, there’s a consistent sense of intention to the song, lyrically & indeed in the passion you can hear throughout the vocals.
A well-written song is bettered only by a fitting arrangement, a magnetic performance, and a fine production job – in this case you get all of this and more. A timeless single, well worth a spin.