John Mayer, Katy Perry release a 'Love'-ly duet
August 13th, 2013
01:07 PM ET

John Mayer, Katy Perry release a 'Love'-ly duet

Katy Perry and John Mayer have had a rocky relationship, but all seems to be swell on their new collaboration.

Perry, who released a new song of her own on Monday, joins Mayer on a mellow track called "Who You Love" from the singer songwriter's new album, "Paradise Valley."

The single is more classic, guitar-strumming Mayer than Perry's usual bombastic pop sound, but it's fun to hear her vocals shine on a more relaxed tune.

And given the track's lyrics, many are guessing that these paired off songbirds are singing to each other.

"You can't make yourself stop dreaming who you're dreaming of," Mayer croons during the chorus. "If it's who you love, then it's who you love."

"My boy ain't the one that I saw coming,'" Perry responds. "Some have said his heart's too hard to hold. It takes a little time, but you see him when he shines, 'cause you'll never want to let the feeling go."

Perry and Mayer have had an on-and-off-again relationship since last summer, and have appeared to recently reunite after breaking up in the spring. In July, Mayer dedicated a song to "his Katy," who's admitted that she fell hard for the 35-year-old musician.

The pop star, 28, told SiriusXM Radio that she wrote it with Mayer, and that the little giggle that she has at the end is "a little love giggle. I think I was just so happy. I love that song. ... You're catching the real moment, there."

Mayer's "Paradise Valley," slated for an August 20 release, is currently streaming in its entirety on iTunes. Perry, meanwhile, is preparing to perform her latest release, "Roar," at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25.

Filed under: Celebrities • John Mayer • Katy Perry • Music

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  1. Telewhacker

    I want so bad to have her baby!

    October 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ross CMR

    FOCUS more on the music and less on their personal relationship. Check out his tvideo for “Wild fire” for example, awesome lyrical video for a great track

    August 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. M.A.P.

    Who you love?

    Not these two self obsessed ret-ards. Katy Perry always annoyed me ever since her hom0-phobic anthenm "Kissed a girl".

    August 16, 2013 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. Turkey Wattle


    August 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RussiaAC

    Nice people!

    August 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rebecca

    I really like her but he is just too creepy !!!

    August 14, 2013 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      Wow, thank you Rebecca for using the word 'too' properly in a CNN thread. I don't see that often...and I guess my expectations are low but still.
      /thumbs high

      August 15, 2013 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rock

    "Paradise Valley" = the space between her sweater rockets

    August 14, 2013 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. i am so happy he finally decided too give Kay Perry a chance.

    She is a wonderful giril

    August 14, 2013 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. The first one was never going too change...

    John called Katy and now they have started something and are going too see how it goes. I say good for john
    for taking a stand an realizing the first part of the music industry was not working anymore now a new industry and
    Katy who is pretty stable can work with him. They can be together they do not know what the future holds
    but at least he realized the other was never ever going too change.

    August 14, 2013 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Roommates...Please

    first relationship was ridiculous...katy will help him rediscover who he is....the other could care less. she's only worried about her own well being.

    the second choice was katy and she can get the self esteem he is missing back so he can live again and be a free
    musician once again.

    August 14, 2013 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. Desires were gone with that one...

    this one can do it for him ... at least for awhile to get him back too feeling like a guy should feel. Big words
    don't mean thin–its all crap. Katy is down too earth, popular and a better choice for living calm again

    August 14, 2013 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. John Mayer has not felt human in 12 years by a female....

    Katy is better because she has a good reputation and will make him look good in Hollywood. The first one was a controller and manipulated him. NOT GOOD.....Katy is the better choice...his life will be quiet and he will discover
    intimacy that he has not had in years.

    August 14, 2013 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. John had no intimacy with the first one...cold fish...

    He is better off with Perry for awhile...she is much more stable the first on was. The first was a tool with emotional problems and she would never change.

    John finally realized the first one never change and went too Katie for comfort. best choice...

    August 14, 2013 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. Not felt like a man in 13 years...

    Katie is Less complications and John Mayer will finally feel like a man...he has not felt like man in 13 years....its time he hang with someone less dysfunctional and NOT controlling his mind or his life. John .. good move with Perry you finally woke up and got way from that first one who could give a darn about you.

    August 14, 2013 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  15. The truth

    Sorry to burst your bubbles, but it will not last this time either.

    August 13, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Ellen

    Katy Perry is an ignorant liberal airhead with zero talent, if you ask me. Her biggest mistake was breaking off with that wonderful British bloke, Russell Brand. That man is hilarious, if you ask me. He's probably the funniest, most talented person in the entertainment industry right now, hands down. I could care less if he's a drug addict, just as long as he takes the time so shove his long, English co<kney up my moist American bum on occasion. You're an idiot, Katy. The man is gorgeous.

    August 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey Ellen

      she is way more stable then you will ever be ellen.–and she is not a controller mess...

      sc appears too be ellen's

      August 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Ellen, I'm shocked! Russel Brand is a TOTAL ignorant Liberal type. I thought you would hate thim the most! He listens to Morrissey and thinks he know sh!t about politics. He is a narcicist.!

      August 16, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  17. maryhelenc

    Beautiful song. I don't normally like John Mayer but I love this song.

    August 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Best stability for John

    Katy Perry

    August 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |

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