Slow motion, couples caressing, wind-swept close-ups, sun-burnt-shaded images of wide-open vistas -- consider John Mayer's video for his duet with girlfriend Katy Perry, "Who You Love," an unintended lovey-dovey response to Kanye West's "Bound 2," with a mechanical bull instead of a motorcycle.
There's romance here, but it's more of the greeting card variety. In addition to the promised intimate shots of Perry and Mayer, the two told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that everyone else in the video is a real-life couple.
Pop & Hiss writers have previously gone all gooey-eyed over "Who You Love."
Times critic Randall Roberts, for instance, wrote when introducing the song that "musically, Mayer has seldom sounded more relaxed, and has rarely written guitar works as elastic and forgiving."
Mayer's album "Paradise Valley" could certainly benefit from a little shot of Perry. As of last week, "Paradise Valley" has sold 288,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Perry's "Prism" is still in the top 10 and has sold more than 711,000 copies.
Watch the video below: