John Mayer teams up with Prancercise Lady

BRIE HIRAMINE
Last updated 12:16 19/06/2013

The Prancercise Lady has teamed up with musician John Mayer for the most bizarre music-plus-exercise combination imaginable.

By now, you've probably heard of Prancercise, Johanna Rohrback's patented breed of equine inspired exercise. In the original viral video, she gallops to some generic, lyric-less rock music.

But in this video, she Prancercises to John Mayer's latest single, Paper Doll, in perfect harmony. 

Although this might seem like a hoax or a bootleg mash-up, the collaboration is the real deal. Mayer enlisted Rohrback to "Romancercise" to the first release from his upcoming album, Paradise Valley.

His actor friend Jarrad Paul even takes part in the joke.

In the words of Rohrback in the introduction to the video, Romancercise - with Mayer's music - is certainly a "prance to romance to."

Meanwhile, according to the rumour mill, this is Mayer's revenge on Taylor Swift for writing that mean song about him.

As Spin reports

 "You're like 22 girls in one," might be a reference to [Swift's] recent Red single "22." While the next line, "And none of them know what they're running from," might be a rejoinder to her Dear John lyric about how she'd look back on a relationship, "and regret how I ignored when they said, 'Run as fast as you can.'" 

Dresses figure prominently in both songs, too, as does the highly specific imagery of painting a sky. Dear John Swift sings, "You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain."

And Paper Doll Mayer says, "Someone's gonna paint you another sky." Newsflash, bucko: that's happened a few times since you put down the brush.

 

A segment of This article originally appeared on Mashable.com

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