Fans Think Katy Perry’s New Song “Small Talk” Is About John Mayer
Whether you get summer Fridays or not, there’s one more thing that’s great about the last day of the workweek (besides the weekend coming) — new music Friday! Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign dropped “Hot Girl Summer” and Alessia Cara‘s “Rooting For You” is the perfect song to end the summer. But the real smash hit of the day is Katy Perry‘s new track “Small Talk.” The song’s about the fallout from breaking up and includes lyrics like:
All the highs and lows and in-betweens
And now you see me and just say, “Hey”
Isn’t it weird that you’ve seen me naked?
We had conversations ’bout forever
Now it’s ’bout the weather‚ okay
And everybody at the party thinks
That you’re the best since sliced bread
And isn’t it awkward I got a new somebody?
And honestly it’ll probably be a while before we can just be friends
It’s a certified BOP, but with any popular new release from a pop star, fans want to know who inspired the song. Katy’s list of exes include Travie McCoy and Russell Brand before she settled down with now-fiancé Orlando Bloom. But there’s one ex that KatyCats have a feeling this song is about: John Mayer.
The couple was on-and-off for years between 2012 and 2015 before officially calling it off. She had a fling with Diplo, but besides Orlando (who she briefly split with in 2017), John was her most serious relationship — even if she was married to Russell. We figure it was more like “commitments to forever” with the Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor as opposed to “conversations ’bout,” you know?
A fan put up a poll that asked Twitter, “#smalltalk by [Katy Perry] is about [John Mayer] yes or no?”, and nearly 80% (at the time of publish) agreed “yes.” She clarified after that “the right answer is yes.”
— 💕🥀🌹Maria-Rose🌹🥀💕 (@Katys_Power) August 9, 2019
Even days ago another fan said she felt like “Small Talk” was about the “Your Body Is A Wonderland” crooner.
— Savanna Marie (@savanna_bumpus) August 7, 2019
To make things even *more* interesting, a 2013 tweet from a rando was the first to predict John Mayer and Katy Perry having smalltalk:
Looks like John Mayer and Katy Perry have a thing goin. Or just smalltalk
— Rob Delaney (@rrdelaney77) February 11, 2013
Is the whole dang song based on this Rob Delaney tweet? Probably not, but it’s a strange coincidence! Either way, Katy Perry’s “Small Talk” slaps and John Mayer wrote a song about her, first. (“I Still Feel Like Your Man,” FYI.) Listen to it if you haven’t already.