Watch John Mayer Groove in a 'Disco Dojo' for His 'Still Feel Like Your Man' Video
publish date: 2017-04-05
Say goodbye to the days of brooding and soft-toned John Mayer music videos. He whipped out the dance moves in a colorful new visual for “Still Feel Like Your Man.”
While Mayer has hinted the song is about ex-girlfriend Katy Perry, the clip doesn’t make any reference to his former flame. Directed by Mister Whitmore, the video is instead decorated with kimonos, dancers in panda bear costumes, swordfighting and bamboo trees in a scene that Mayer described as a “disco dojo.”
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Mayer said the relaxed pop melody reminded him of “ancient Japanese R&B,” a musical style that does not exist, but he wanted to highlight visually. He anticipated the potential backlash of cultural-appropriation accusations and thoughtfully defended himself. “I think we were as sensitive as we could be. We discussed it at every juncture,” he told The Times.