John Mayer launches his new Sob Rock album with a performance video as smoothly executed as the song itself, which includes an appearance by guest singer Maren Morris, and some retro touches that complement the song's vibe.
John Mayer lives up to the promise of delivering "PREMIUM CONTENT!" in this awesome homage to ridiculously cheesy music videos.
And contrary to the claim that it was made place "with a company that usually does birthday and Bar Mitzvah videos" and a title card that credits Celebrity Status Music Video Service, it seems to actually be the work of Fatal Farm of Lasagna Cat fame.
Chances are you've seen those "scanimation" or "photicular picture books — Gallop and Safari are two big ones — that use a segmented piece of acetate to create the illusion of motion. The fancy/Rench term for this is Ombro Cinema and it's been around since before traditional cinema. This unofficial video uses that and various book-making tricks to create a live-action animated video that fits the song like a bespoke suit.
While Jazzercise tries to maintain its coolness (Ed. really?), the lovely Joanna Rohrback keeps things real with a lovely Prancercise routine (Ed. technically, she's romancercising) set to John Mayer's new tune.