John Mayer is glad he’s not a huge star any­more

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The ‘Free Fallin’ hit­maker says there is “hu­mil­ity in know­ing” he’s not an ‘it’ celebrity now. Speak­ing on Todd & Jayde In the Morn­ing on 95.5 PLJ, he said: “I now say, I’m not it, I just do it. There’s a dif­fer­ence. Peo­ple who are ‘it’, ‘it’ will kill you. It will kill you if you con­sider your­self to be it. If you think you are the star, like all the way down to your core that you are just made of star parts, you will die. What I re­al­ize now is I have a very cool job. “I get passes that I get to wear around my neck that [al­low me to] keep walk­ing to the mi­cro­phone - and no­body tack­les me. And then the show is over, and I go home. There is hu­mil­ity in know­ing that you’re not pop­u­lar to the point where peo­ple are fol­low­ing you around any­more. They’re fol­low­ing new peo­ple around. They’re not fol­low­ing me around any­more. There’s hu­mil­ity in, Yeah, don’t worry about it be­cause you’re not go­ing to be that hot [for­ever] any­way.” Mean­while, John is happy to share ad­vice with other song­writ­ers in­clud­ing Shawn Men­des, who sought the 39-year-old singer’s thoughts on his new al­bum ‘Il­lu­mi­nate’. The 18-year-old singer shared: “I didn’t get to work with him, but he lis­tened to a bunch of the songs and gave great pieces of ad­vice through the mu­sic and pro­duc­tion and lyrics and stuff, es­pe­cially on songs like ‘Three Empty Words’ and ‘Ruin’ and ‘Pa­tience.’ It was great to have him lis­ten­ing through it all.”

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