The couple were joined by an unexpected costar in the music video for their duet, "Who You Love," the third single off of Mayer's Paradise Valley album.
Premiering Tuesday on Good Morning America, the Sophie Muller-helmed video features Mayer, Perry and other duos riding a mechanical bull before shooting off confetti cannons.
"We set the casting call up for real couples. It's just so authentic – they were having a great time," Mayer, 36, says. "There's nothing scripted in that video except putting a bull in the middle of the desert."
"Relationships are kind of like riding a bull – you hold on for dear life. Sometimes you get a little buck here and there, but you get back on," Perry, 29, adds.
She was up for the collaboration – both personally and professionally.
"[John]'s just a fantastic partner," the singer-songwriter recently told Marie Claire. "I've been a fan of his for such a long time. He's got a brilliant, brilliant mind. It's a rad, mature relationship."
Mayer wraps the winter leg of his tour Tuesday evening in Brooklyn.
Follow PEOPLE on Twitter – on Wednesday, we'll be giving away a framed copy of the "Who You Love" artwork autographed by Mayer and Perry.