Taylor Swift recently announced the release of Speak Now Taylor’s Version, the next re-recording of her catalog. The album features her complicated courtship with John Mayer, which she explores in the song Dear John. Swift’s fans were excited about the release of the album, and some even threatened to “slaughter” John Mayer as they did with her ex-boyfriends Joe Jonas and Jake Gyllenhaal in previous re-recordings.
Taylor Lautner, also an ex of Taylor Swift, expressed his support for John Mayer and his excitement about the upcoming album. Lautner’s wife, who shares the same name as Swift, also expressed her enthusiasm for the new songs and called Speak Now one of her favorite albums.
Swift and Mayer’s story began in 2009 when they collaborated on Mayer’s single Half Of My Heart. From their work together, rumors started to surface about their alleged love relationship. Swift confirmed the relationship with the release of Dear John in October 2010, talking about a complicated breakup with an older man.
Although the song could have referred to any love story, the title made it clear that it was about John Mayer and his short-lived but intense romance with Swift. Mayer later revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that the song humiliated him and that it was an abuse of Swift’s talent.
In 2013, Mayer released the song Paper Doll, which many fans believed was a direct response to Dear John. However, Swift did not comment on the song, and instead, she continued to release music about her life experiences.
In October 2022, Swift released her album Midnights, which included the song Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve. While the song touches on different life experiences, fans identified several lyrics that seemed to refer to her brief relationship with Mayer.
Despite their complicated history, Swift and Mayer continue to make music and inspire their fans with their talent. Speak Now Taylor’s Version is set to be released in the future, and fans can’t wait to hear what Swift has to say about her relationship with Mayer.