It’s been nearly three years since Katy Perry and John Mayer broke up, but it’s safe to say that he misses her. He wouldn’t be writing songs about her if he didn’t.
In a New York Times interview posted Thursday, John revealed that his new single, “Still Feel Like Your Man,” is about Perry. The couple dated on and off for over a year before ending their relationship for good in 2014.
“Who else would I be thinking about?” he said. “And by the way, it’s a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my only relationship. So it’s like, give me this, people.”
The song is a single off of John’s new album The Search For Everything, which definitely has some heartbroken themes to it, especially in the lyrics.
“I still keep your shampoo in my shower, in case you wanna wash your hair,” Mayer sings. “And I know that you probably found yourself some more somewhere, but I do not really care”
He goes on, “Still like the letters in your name and how they feel, babe, still think I’m never gonna find another you. Still like to leave the party early and go home, babe. And don’t you know, babe, I’d rather sit here on my own and be alone, babe.”
“There were times when tears came out of me, and I went, OK, John, this is not about an on-again, off-again relationship. This is something more profound,” he told the Times.
He explained that after the couple’s split, he hasn’t really started dating again, although he has used a dating app, adding, “It’s just lot of chatter… We all talk to the same people. There are very few people actually meeting up.”
Before the breakup and his most recent work, Mayer and Perry collaborated on a song, 2013’s “Who You Love.”
John seems to be struggling with the single life, telling the New York Times that he is more than ready to settle down and have a family.
“I wish there was somebody to throw me the 40th,” he said. “I want the baby with the protective earphones [by the side of the stage].”
Mayer’s comments come nearly a month after it was announced that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom had broken up. The former couple dated for a year and reportedly ran into John while on a date once. Awkward…
We’re definitely here for a Katy and John 2.0. He does still feel like her man, after all.