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“Paper Doll” is the rather unexpected by completely welcome new track from John Mayer and his upcoming –date TBA — fall album Paradise Valley (Columbia). Mayer is currently wrapping up the new project in the studio with Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt) prior to heading out in early July on an extensive 40-concert U.S. tour (see dates below). Mayer’s tour will also bring awareness — and financial support — to American veterans suffering from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress. Mayer’s tour and new album comes on the heels of his 2012 critically-praised, bestselling album Born and Raised, an album he described as “more organic, more natural lyrics and chords and artful simplicity.” The new “Paper Doll” echoes that mindset with a gentle rhythmic pulse ans ringing guitar lines that flow with an ease reminiscent of Paul Simon’s Graceland.