When John Mayer fans piled into Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night (Aug. 8), they were let in on something very, very special: a Chris Stapleton instant collaboration.
It was a song the two singer-songwriters threw together on Wednesday — which was the first night of Mayer’s two-night stay in Nashville — and by the time the Thursday concert rolled around, they were already ready to share it.
It’s called “I Just Remembered That I Didn’t Care.”
So uhhh @ChrisStapleton & @JohnMayer wrote a song yesterday then played it to a sold out arena tonight. It was kind of awesome and Nashville is still a pretty great place to live. pic.twitter.com/2RsHUBI9ae
— Andrew Cohen (@andrewmcohen) August 9, 2019
“I’ve done a lot of cool stuff before, but nothing quite like writing a song with the great @chrisstapleton on a Wednesday and playing it live on an arena stage on a Thursday,” Mayer posted on Instagram after the show.
“It’s called ’I Just Remembered That I Didn’t Care,’ and it’s available now somewhere on YouTube. (And if that wasn’t enough, he sat in on “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room.”) Thanks Chris for the idea to write a song to perform together, and for being such a creative powerhouse. The afterglow is bright.” (📷 @daniel)
If by afterglow, Mayer means that the two of them kind of make magic when they collaborate, then we’d love to hear more. Maybe an album? Maybe a tour? Either way, we’re all in.