|Single by John Mayer|
|from the album Heavier Things|
|B-side||"Come Back to Bed", "Home Life"|
|Released||September 28, 2004|
|Format||Digital download, CD single|
|Genre||Acoustic rock, blues rock|
|Producer(s)||Jack Joseph Puig|
|John Mayer singles chronology|
"Daughters" is the third single from Heavier Things , the 2003 studio album from blues rock singer-songwriter, John Mayer. The critically acclaimed song won numerous awards, including the 2005 Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 47th Grammy Awards. It has sold 1,007,000 copies in the US as of May 2013.
Heavier Things is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter John Mayer, released on September 9, 2003 by Aware and Columbia Records.
Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock. It is mostly an electric ensemble-style music with instrumentation similar to electric blues and rock: electric guitar, electric bass guitar, and drums, sometimes with keyboards and harmonica. From its beginnings in the early- to mid-1960s, blues rock has gone through several stylistic shifts and along the way it inspired and influenced hard rock, Southern rock, and early heavy metal. Blues rock continues to be an influence in the 2010s, with performances and recordings by popular artists.
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies.
Lyrically, "Daughters" is an admonition to fathers (and to a lesser extent mothers) to nurture their daughters in their childhood, because the relationship will affect their future relationships with men as adults.He uses his own troubled lover to illustrate his belief.
Mayer has at various times told different, and sometimes conflicting, stories as to the inspiration for the song, ranging from MTV's "Real World" (in a Sirius Morning Mash Up Show interview in May 2007) to an unnamed ex-girlfriend.
In 2010, on VH1's "Storytellers", Mayer stated that he wrote the song about an ex-girlfriend who had trust issues because of her absent father, which led to the decline and eventual split of their relationship.
Mayer had been resistant on releasing the song as a single, [ citation needed ] However, the label decided that "Daughters" would be more well received by radio. In 2005, Mayer converted the song into an all-out blues song with his group John Mayer Trio on the live album, Try! , stripping away the acoustic elements the song had become known for, although not similar version to the "Electric Guitar Mix" of the song as included on the single's re-release[ clarification needed ].and was still skeptical despite the Grammy win, which he mentioned in his speech upon receiving the award. On several occasions, Mayer had pushed to release the songs "Come Back to Bed" and "Something's Missing" as singles, as they were more the kind of music he was leaning towards making.
The John Mayer Trio is an American blues rock band that formed in 2005. Comprising singer-songwriter and guitarist John Mayer, bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan, the band has released one live album, Try! in 2005. Three of the songs on the album were co-written by Jordan, Mayer, and Palladino, and the album was co-produced by Mayer and Jordan.
Try! is the first live album by the John Mayer Trio. It was released by Columbia Records on November 22, 2005. The album was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. The artwork for the album was done by Seattle graphic design firm, Ames Bros.
The music video is a grayscale video of Mayer playing the guitar and singing the song in a dark studio, intercut between scenes of a girl (i.e., a "daughter"). The video clip, directed by Mario Sorrenti, features the Australian supermodel Gemma Ward.
In digital photography, computer-generated imagery, and colorimetry, a grayscale or greyscale image is one in which the value of each pixel is a single sample representing only an amount of light, that is, it carries only intensity information. Grayscale images, a kind of black-and-white or gray monochrome, are composed exclusively of shades of gray. The contrast ranges from black at the weakest intensity to white at the strongest.
Mario Sorrenti is a photographer and director best known for his spreads of nude models in the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
Gemma Louise Ward is an Australian supermodel and actress. She is 5 ft 10 in or 1.78 m tall. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Ward was first scouted at the age of 14, and made her Australian Fashion Week debut aged 15. She later became the youngest model to appear on the cover of the American edition of Vogue, later appearing on the covers of both Teen Vogue and Time. Vogue Paris would later declare her as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. Ward is widely considered to be a supermodel.
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||29|
|US Billboard Hot 100||19|
|US Adult Alternative Songs ( Billboard )||6|
|US Adult Contemporary ( Billboard )||2|
|US Adult Top 40 ( Billboard )||1|
|US Mainstream Top 40 ( Billboard )||19|
|United States (RIAA)||2× Platinum||2,000,000|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
All songs are by Mayer unless otherwise noted.
"Come Back to Bed" and "Home Life" are the same live versions that appear on Mayer's as/is volumes released in 2004
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