Fairfield’s John Mayer working on new studio album

His roller coaster romance with Katy Perry notwithstanding, John Mayer is keeping his head in the game.

The 35-year-old singer/songwriter and Fairfield native recently announced on his Facebook page that he’s back in the studio, working on his sixth studio album. Mayer said he also plans to post weekly behind-the-scenes videos of his studio sessions on YouTube (see the first three below).

Mayer is slated to mount his first major concert tour in three years following an extended hiatus brought on by throat issues. The artist’s tour in support of 2012’s “Born and Raised,” his fifth studio album, stops at Hartford’s Comcast Theatre on Aug. 16.

Tickets for the show, which cost $75 and $36, go on sale next Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Scott Gargan