John Mayer Covers Lana Del Rey 'Video Games': Guitarist Still Ready for 'Born and Raised' Despite Granuloma Return [AUDIO]

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on April 06 2012 12:07 PM
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A screen capture from John Mayer's upcoming music video for "Shadow Days." On Thursday, the singer posted a cover of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" on his Tumblr page. http://jhnmyr.tumblr.com/

John Mayer's recent granuloma fiasco hasn't stopped the musician from playing guitar -- and covering artists like Lana Del Rey.

On Thursday, Mayer, 34, took to Tumblr to share a cover of Video Games, and it's all sorts of guitar heavy.

Video Games (dub solo electric) w/Binson Echorec, wrote Mayer, along with a link to the SoundCloud audio clip.

The guitar cover, which runs for just over 3 minutes, is beautiful and haunting. It serves as a gentle reminder that Mayer is one of the more versatile guitarists in the mainstream music scene today.

One thing missing from the Video Games cover? Mayer's voice.

On Mar. 9, the musician announced that he had to cancel all dates for his upcoming US tour because his granuloma throat condition had returned.

I have no idea how to introduce this post, so I'm skipping the first paragraph. During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because something didn't feel/sound right. I went in for a visit on Wednesday and a scope of my vocal cords revealed that the granuloma has grown back where it had mostly healed, Mayer wrote.

Mayer was due for a spring tour in support of his upcoming album, Born and Raised.

Since his announcement, Mayer has provided several updates on the music video for Shadow Days, the first single off the new album.

Monument Valley at dawn . . . Shadow Days video coming soon, he wrote on Apr. 2, along with a music video still of himself playing the guitar in a desert setting.

Mayer was first treated for his granuloma in October, when he had throat surgery.

Born and Raised is scheduled for a May 22 release.

Scroll down to listen to John Mayer cover Lana Del Rey's Video Games.

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