John Mayer has debuted a ridiculously cheesy music video for his latest single "New Light."
The clip makes heavy use of an obvious green screen and features Mayer singing in front of dusty farm roads and Egyptian pyramids, among other places. It also includes low-budget effects like Mayer pretending to fly over a city and swimming with goldfish.
"I needed to make a video for 'New Light' but nobody could agree on a budget. (MUSIC INDUSTRY amirite?) So I went to a place downtown and made this with a company that usually does birthday and Bar Mitzvah videos," Mayer tweeted on Thursday.
The internet was quick to embrace the tacky creation.
"John Mayer won the internet today," one fan announced. Another wrote, "By the age of 35, we should all have stopped trying and become John Mayer instead."
Even Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel (a.k.a. Topanga) applauded Mayer for his efforts. "This is the kind of premium content I expect on this website," she tweeted.
Meanwhile, Pornhub declared, "Quality content, what the internet deserves."
I needed to make a video for New Light but nobody could agree on a budget. (MUSIC INDUSTRY amirite?) So I went to a place downtown and made this with a company that usually does birthday and Bar Mitzvah videos. Link: https://t.co/L0ZnOdqANz pic.twitter.com/uqRkhQZTnO— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) May 24, 2018
This is the kind of premium content I expect on this website https://t.co/mcAIHHQPpA— Danielle Fishel (@daniellefishel) May 24, 2018
Everyone thought gambino made the greatest music vid of all time and then not even a month later @JohnMayer drops new light and proves the world wrong— Dylan Reed Hamilton (@dylanreeddrums) 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
John Mayer’s new light video is EVERYTHING !! You hear me ?? EVERYTHING— esha 🌻 (@YaasEsha) May 24, 2018