John Mayer (opens in new tab) recently released his new single "Still Feel Like Your Man"—and if you've heard the track and thought, "Hmm...is this about Katy Perry?" Mayer is here to confirm that yeah, of course it's about Katy Perry.
"Who else would I be thinking about?" the singer/songwriter told The New York Times (opens in new tab). "And by the way, it's a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my only relationship. So it's like, give me this, people."
The "give me this" comment is a response to Mayer's rather infamous dating history (he's been linked to a slew of famous women, from Jennifer Aniston to Taylor Swift (opens in new tab)).
"I'm a young guy. I like girls. I want girls to like me," he continued. "I want to make music and be thought of as attractive."
In addition to getting publicity opening up about the inspiration behind "Still Feel Like Your Man," Mayer compared himself to George Clooney, because why not? Mayer feels ready to reclaim his days at the top of the charts after keeping it low-key for quite some time—which he thinks mirrors Clooney's film career, apparently.
"There's a guy who can make art house films and then just decide that he's going to be in a blockbuster," he explained. "I remember thinking to myself, 'Okay, I'm going to basically come out of retirement from blockbusters. It's a choice to write pop songs, just like it's a choice to write blues songs or folk songs. Let's write the big ones that we are capable of writing.'"
Well, okay, John.
Mayer's new album, The Search for Everything, comes out April 14.
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