Alas, he continued to unknowingly dig the grave for the primary chapter of his superstar life when he tweeted he was engaged on a track and he wished to sing it with the 19-year-old Fearless artist. “Waking as much as this track concept that will not go away my head. 3 days straight now. Meaning it is adequate to complete,” the once-prolific Twitter consumer wrote in March 2009. “It is referred to as ‘Half of My Coronary heart’ and I need to sing it with Taylor Swift. She would make a killer Stevie Nicks in distinction to my Tom Petty of a track.”
So, no expectations there in any respect. However they did meet as much as document “Half of My Coronary heart” for his 2009 album Battle Research, which got here out that November, and carried out stay collectively a number of instances.
However whereas he did not make the identical mistake he did with Aniston, it was Swift who made certain that folks kinda-sorta knew what was what. That he was a person who ended a relationship.
Mayer instructed Rolling Stone in 2012 that he was fairly devastated by the 2010 track “Expensive John,” which referred to as out a sure fellow’s “darkish twisted video games.” He insisted that, on this case, he “did not deserve it. I am fairly good at taking accountability now, and I by no means did something to deserve that. It was a extremely awful factor for her to do.”(Swift has by no means explicitly mentioned that the tune is about Mayer, however earlier than the track got here out she mentioned in an interview that “little hints” would guarantee that it will be clear who the man was, no additional clarification mandatory.)
Furthermore, he continued, “I by no means acquired an e-mail. I by no means acquired a telephone name. I used to be actually caught off-guard, and it actually humiliated me at a time after I’d already been dressed down. I imply, how would you are feeling if, on the lowest you’ve got ever been, somebody kicked you even decrease?”