Okay, look, I fully expect to possibly lose some cred over my posting this, but this video, directed by Anthony Mandler, for John Mayer’s latest release, “Who Says,” is just visually stunning, and the song is actually a pretty damn good one too. I think it perfectly captures a random night out in New York City, and there’s a melancholy quality to this song that seems to fit so well with this day, though I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what that is. The song itself also gets bonus points for citing two of my favorite places in the world, Baton Rouge and Austin, but I digress.
About this video, I think my friend/graphic designer/socialite Ashley Simko said it best:
If youâ€™ve never walked across one of the bridges at night, woken up to an apartment thatâ€™s still destroyed from an impromptu party the night prior, or danced until daybreak, then youâ€™re probably missing out. To me, this video just happens to be a small reminder of that.
I couldn’t agree more.
About Mayer, who just yesterday outed himself as an ornery interview subject with an ass-rape fetish: I keep going back and forth on this guy. I truly don’t know whether to love him or hate him. Regardless, he deserves a tip of the cap for this one.