By: Alexandrea van Huizen
Singer/songwriter John Mayer recently released his newest single ‘Paper Doll’ off his sixth studio album titled ‘Paradise Valley’ and straightaway rumors started flying across the Internet on whether or not the song was about Mayer’s ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift.
In the song, he sings “You’re like 22 girls in one and none of them know what they’re running from. Was it just too far to fall for a little paper doll?” referencing the number 22, which just so happens to be the title of Swift’s newest single. Mayer was pretty tight-lipped, when asked if there is any truth to the rumors on the Today Show last Friday, he had this to say. "Yeah, songwriters write songs because of people, about people. Anything someone else wrote is their reception of a song. I don't get involved with it. It's none of my business."
Whether or not the song was indeed written about Taylor Swift is up to you to decide. One thing is for sure though, John Mayer is a very talented songwriter and performer who never seems to let anything negative get to him. It’s refreshing to see the amount of professionalism he has shown throughout his career, especially by coming out the other end much stronger than ever after taking ten months off due to a granuloma on his vocal cords.
The official lyric video on youtube for ‘Paper Doll’ stars Johanna Rohrback, creator of the exercise workout called prancercise. The video does seem like a perfect fit because it is just so innocent and somewhat relaxing to watch as Johanna calmly prancercises throughout the song. All in all, it is good to have John Mayer back. Be sure to check out ‘Paradise Valley’, which is set to be released on August 13th 2013.
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