Between all of its ups and downs and breakup tracks and makeup tracks, John Mayer has repeated that his relationship with Katy Perry has always been — before anything else — a "very private" one. That is, until Monday (December 2), when the two made something of a public statement by debuting the very couply cover art for their equally couply track "Who You Love."
And as if the "love giggle" and lyrics like "If it's who you love/ then it's who you love" on the Paradise Valley duet aren't proof enough, their version of a family photo shoot make it clear: It's different this time around.
Shot in black and white by Mario Sorrenti for VF.com, the shots put any relationship doubts to rest — from the shot of Katy Perry in a turtleneck wrapping her arm around Mayer, to the photo of him kissing Katy's neck as she leans back and pops her foot, to the artwork photo in which she lays seductively on a leather couch as he plays his guitar.
While the A-list couple has historically been very quiet about their romance, they've been a bit more open recently, with Mayer tweeting on Monday, "Who You Love" is here. Proud of this song, proud of this artwork, proud of this girl."
Before their breakup in May, Mayer had opened up to CBS about his "very human" relationship with Perry.
"I don't feel like I'm in a celebrity relationship," he said. "For the first time in my life I don't feel like I'm in a celebrity relationship. I really don't. I'm not in a high profile — I know it's high profile. It's hard to explain ... For me it feels like something that's very human."