John Mayer released a new song today about his relationship with Taylor Swift. With the song, Mayer also released a lyric video featuring the woman behind the viral sensation known as prancercise, Johanna Rohrback. That’s a whole lot of WTF, so we’re going to break it down into digestible bits. Together we will get through this.
John Mayer released a new song today…
It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from Mayer. “Born and Raised,” his follow-up to “Battle Studies” was supposed to come out in 2011 but was pushed back to 2012 when he had to have surgery to remove granulomas from his throat. Though the album did come out, Mayer did no touring to support it, due to his throat condition returning. Now he’s all healed and his sixth studio album, “Paradise Valley,” is set to come out soon.
…About his relationship with Taylor Swift…
Swift and Mayer dated some time ago. Since then, Swift released the song “Dear John” about him, dated every other famous person and released a song about the ways in which each of them was mean to her. But we haven’t really heard Mayer’s side of the story. Or, we have, we just didn’t really care. But “Paper Doll” makes some pretty obvious references to Swift, including the lines “you’re like 22 girls in one” and “someone’s gonna paint you another sky.” The first refers to Swift’s middle-aged-female-nostalgia anthem “22” and the second refers to a line in “Dear John”: “you paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain.”
See if you can find more Swift references at Directlyrics.
…With the song, Mayer also released a lyric video featuring the woman behind the viral sensation known as prancercise, Johanna Rohrback.
Honestly, there’s not really any explaining this one. You’re just going to have to watch the video yourself.