Last year we talked about John Mayer’s released-in-waves recent effort, The Search For Everything, and one of my favorite tracks on that album. I guess that the Temptations felt the same way, because they cover “Still Feel Like Your Man” on their latest release. (Only one of the original Temptations is still in the band, if you want to discuss the Ship-of-Theseus angle.) I think the track is pretty good and it meets the traditional standard of being sufficiently different from the original to merit your consideration.
I’d like to dedicate this song once again to all the husbands, fiances, and boyfriends out there from coast to coast who still wonder if I’m going to show up out of nowhere and steal your girl back. Not that I would — I’m very happily married. But keep wondering, you feckless mooks.
Those of you who want to see Mayer’s official video for the song, complete with dancing pandas, awkward dabs, and enough samurai imagery to make noted Japanese-book lyric-lifter Bobby Zimmerman blush:
Weird, ain’t it?