04/29/2012 at 02:00 PM EDT
has a new album – and a new look to match.
The singer-songwriter brings back his longer locks
in the video
for "Shadow Days," the lead single off Born and Raised
, out in May.
Channeling a Neil Young vibe – hat included – Mayer road-trips out West in the clip, stopping at motels and diners along the way.
The Grammy-winning guitarist, 34, was recently sidelined by the regrowth of a throat granuloma, despite successful surgery last October.
"Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing," he blogged in March
, canceling his spring tour.
"I want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the love and kindness you've shown me over the last week."