Joanna Rohrback puts a fun new spin on the quiet new single from Mayer

By Maggie Coughlan
June 18, 2013 02:35 PM

Let’s prance!

Leave it to John Mayer to provide the soundtrack for all your Prancercise needs – his new single “Paper Doll” calls upon the talents of Joanna Rohrback, the face of Prancercise, to illustrate the tune.

On her website, Rohrback describes Prancercise as “a springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation.”

Though Rohrback’s presence (as well as a random appearance by Monk‘s Jarrad Paul) puts a fun spin on a seemingly downbeat tune, many are wondering if the song pays tribute to Mayer’s rumored pairing with Taylor Swift.

With lyrics that include “22” (Swift’s hit song), a scarf (which Swift references in “All Too Well”) and the line “Someone’s gonna paint you another sky” in response to Swift’s “You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain” from Swift’s "Dear John", a musical back-and-forth is hard to ignore.

It seems Mayer, 35, has a fan in Rohrback, however.

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“They just released a music video I did for John Mayer. … They introduce it as Advanced Prancercise which I assure you it’s not,” the viral video star writes on her YouTube page. “However, they just probably wanted to differentiate it from my real program. I really enjoyed doing it and applaud John for being unique in this presentation … not just another Hollywood cookie cutter version!”

Mayer, who’s recently been linked to on-again, off-again girlfriend Katy Perry, will release his sixth studio album, Paradise Valley, on Aug. 13.