Singer John Mayer says he is in a happy space both in personal and professional life.
The "Free Fallin" hitmaker, who is gearing up to turn 40 later this year, says he is at a point of his life where he knows what he wants, reported USA Today.
"I'm pretty much where I should be ... I have no reason to want to be any older or younger. Artists put themselves through dark times, knowing that if they create enough and well enough, they can emerge with great work that lives forever.
"I did that, and I now have this work that I've definitely hurt for, and this is my time to celebrate it," Mayer says.
The 39-year-old singer says his new album did not start "as a breakup record".
"I wouldn't say it started as a breakup record. (It) began with this idea of, 'I don't need to put out another album and I'm not going to until it proved the reason for its existence'
"It's about getting older and comparing my track to other people's. Part of me is a quote-unquote 'rock star' and part of me is this kid from Fairfield, Connecticut, who really wasn't made for this. That part looks around at the other parts and goes, 'Is any of this OK? Am I alright doing this?'" he says.