There was much talk and controversies some years back when it was reported that John Mayer ditched Taylor Swift but now he says that he still loves the ‘Dear John’ crooner.
Talking to Ronan Farrow for MSNBC, the ‘Gravity’ singer commented on Swift’s fight with Spotify. He said, “I think that’s cool. I think that’s really cool. Artists need the person with the loudest voice to speak for them… The cynical could say, ‘You’re helping yourself.’ But it’s trickle down. You’re not saying, ‘I want this just for me.’ I think that’s a really cool thing for a musician to do. Like two percent of the music industry has 80 percent of all the media [coverage]. There’s like four people, and if any of those four people say, ‘I want to speak for those people who would just never make this a story’ — The only reason we’re talking about Taylor Swift taking Spotify on is because she’s Taylor Swift, and that’s great.”
John continued saying, “Nothing bothers me anymore… There are going to be times when I make music as popular or as empirically value as that… that won’t sell as many copies. I’m fine with that. I put out a song called ‘Paper Doll.’ The song never got listened to as a song. It became a news story because of the lyrics. I’m not in the business of telling people what the song is about. I never said anything about it. And now I just go, ‘Look, I can say the name Taylor Swift. She’s an artist. I’m an artist. Everybody stop. Nobody’s got an incurable cancer. We’re rich people who get to live out our dreams. Let’s just stop it.’ I’m a musician who’s bigger than one song or one record. So it’s really about the longevity of all the work that goes together. I’m just not interested in the things that won’t last forever.”