The 18 year old is a huge fan of the Daughters hitmaker and has even yielded comparisons to Mayer - so he knew he had to approach the singer when he ran into him at a restaurant just before the release of his debut album in 2012.
He says, "I'm pretty sure he was on a date and I went up to him and interrupted his date and I was like, 'Bro I'm about to release my first independent album. Please let me send it to you and please tell me what you think. Give me any advice.'
"He was nice enough to send back a long a** email with all this advice, little tips... All this stuff that I had never thought of before, so it was sick (great) just to be able to interact with someone like that who's obviously established himself..."