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.
"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.