He’s John Mayer, and he’s ready to be a star. The 40-year-old singer/songwriter proved he couldn’t care less what others think of him these days with the release of the hysterically low-budget video for his latest lovelorn tune, “New Light.” The insta-meme clip, which dropped Thursday (May 24), sees Mayer striking corny poses in front of a horribly misused green screen. Twitter’s general consensus was that the parodical video was so bad, it was actually fantastic (not to mention a GIF goldmine).
“I needed to make a video for New Light but nobody could agree on a budget. (MUSIC INDUSTRY amirite?)” Mayer explained on Twitter. “So I went to a place downtown and made this with a company that usually does birthday and Bar Mitzvah videos.”
Despite the unconventional production, the final product’s response was overwhelmingly positive, eliciting stamps of approval from Post Malone, Dillon Francis and more. Here’s just a few of Twitter’s best reactions to Mayer’s “New Light” music video. Mazel tov!
The ‘New Light’ music video is so good —
— George Smith (@NewHopeGeorge) May 24, 2018
decoding John Mayer’s New Light video the same way everyone picked apart Childish Gambino’s This is America
— andrew (@andrew_bodily) May 24, 2018
my summer aesthetic might have to be @JohnMayer’s New Light’ video. not the outfit — the video itself.
— brvd jvmes (@brvdleyjvmes) May 25, 2018
Getting maaaaajor Rebecca Black (“FRIDAY”) vibes w/John Mayer’s super low budget “NEW LIGHT” video shot at a place that does birthday and Bar Mitzvah videos!! LMAO, GENIUS!!!#FridayFeeling #JohnMayer #NewLight #NewLightVideo pic.twitter.com/wWzEhnjywu
— Sophieeee (@iamsophiedawson) May 25, 2018
200% love for john mayer’s new mv ————
— josh villena (@jeshwehey) May 25, 2018
john i love this
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) May 25, 2018
This is the kind of premium content I expect on this website https://t.co/mcAIHHQPpA
— Danielle Fishel (@daniellefishel) May 24, 2018
40 yr old John Mayer is the best John Mayer https://t.co/rIvlHPh473
— Colin Rosenblum (@ColinRosenblum) May 24, 2018
Please release the green screen version of this! So much meme material.
— Kaladin Stormblessed (@WilsonA0624) May 24, 2018
— DILLON FRANCIS (@DILLONFRANCIS) May 24, 2018
This is just like my bar mitzvah video.
— Matt Halpern (@MattPeriphery) May 25, 2018
this feels like a great time to change your handle to John Mayor. love the vid
— FELIX CARTAL // NEXT SEASON (@felixcartal) May 24, 2018
Damn this is gold
— Alex Kopp (@Akopp) May 24, 2018
Okay this is my new favorite music video– high quality content right here https://t.co/ipGIZMYHB0
— Alex Aiono (@alexaiono) May 24, 2018
What John Mayer did for the ‘New Light’ video is exactly how every music video should be for any song ever.
— Sydney Golic (@SydGolic) May 24, 2018
— Karl Morgan (@karlmorganmusic) May 24, 2018