John Mayer’s been talking about his love for Beyonce’s song “XO” for quite some time now. Mayer has since taken “XO” to the studio, recording a cover of the song with his guitar and harmonica. Listen to his cover on Celebuzz…
Like many members of the female population, I have some misgivings about John Mayer. I’ve pretty much lost my ability to enjoy his music for what it is without thoughts of his douchey personality tainting my experience. That said, his cover of Beyonce’s “XO” is quite nice. If you like John’s musical style, you’ll love his raw, romantic interpretation of the song. [Huffington Post]
Guys, I don’t know about this. Katy Perry and John Mayer, two marginally talented musicians who are dating, have put out a song together called “Who You Love” and this morning on “Good Morning America” they debuted the video for it. Refinery 29 nailed it by calling this a “less sexual” “Bound 2,” referring of course to Kanye West’s ridiculous music video co-starring Kim Kardashian. Instead of riding a motorcycle, John and Katy — and a whole bunch of other couples — ride a bull, ecstatic looks on their faces. The bull being a metaphor for relationships, I’m assuming. I like that the other couples in the video are diverse — interracial couples and same-sex couples are well-represented, which is always nice to see. The song is pretty too, if you’re into pretty things. It’s no “Drunk In Love” though. [GMA via Refinery 29]
So John Mayer and Katy are all in lovvvvve, so in lovvvvve that they recorded a duet together called “Who You Love.” Love love love! LOVE. So much love. Anyway, the duo went for a kind of moody, sixties, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez vibe with the black and white cover photo, part of a larger shoot that you can see after the jump. My favorite photo is the one where John’s denim shirt (natch) has amputated Katy’s hand. Also, they look like siblings which makes me sort of uncomfy. [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
You guys, John Mayer is cold. Katy Perry’s wispy arms aren’t keeping him warm at night. Why else would he be swathed in 17 layers of clothing on the cover of his new record, Paradise Valley (named after the area in Montana where Mayer lives most of the time)? Has Mayer been banished to sleep outside underneath his handmade quilt, with nothing but his loyal Labrador retriever to cuddle up to? Somebody get this guy a space heater. He’s wearing a bandana-print shirt. Things must have really gotten desperate.