John Mayer has released a music video for his song “Still Feel Like Your Man.”
Shying away from his typical theme of softer music videos, the “Still Feel Like Your Man” video is colorful and even features Mayer dancing.
Mayer has hinted before that the song is about his ex-girlfriend Katy Perry, although the video makes no reference to her or their relationship. The video instead shows dancers in panda bear costumes, sword fighting, kimonos, and bamboo trees. Mayer described the scene as a “disco dojo.”
Talking to The New York Times recently, Mayer said that the song reminded him of “ancient Japanese R&B” – which does not exist – and said the video was intended to represent that visually. Mayer and the video’s director, Mister Whitmore, worked thoughtfully on the video to prevent any potential claims of cultural appropriation.
“I think we were as sensitive as we could be. We discussed it at every juncture,” he told the Times. “I’m on the right side of the line because it’s an idea for the video that has a very multiethnic casting, and nobody who is white or non-Asian is playing an Asian person.”
Mayer also used Twitter to comment on the video’s choreography, which he joked that fans have been asking to see for “years.”
Fans have asked me for *years*, “John Mayer, when are you going to dance in a music video?” I did this for them. https://t.co/5W7B4ehUNu
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) April 5, 2017
“Still Feel Like your Man” was released in February and will be on Mayer’s seventh album, The Search for Everything, due April 14. What the “Still Feel Like Your Man” video below.