It's not every day that an artist can cover Beyoncé and do it as well (or better) as Queen B. Then again, John Mayer
hasn't given it a shot until now. And we're pleasantly surprised to say the crooner nailed it with his stripped-down version of "XO."
Mayer first performed Bey's song while touring in Australia, and it was so good that he took it to the studio and now it's being released to the masses on iTunes Tuesday. It's a shame that he's not with Katy Perry
anymore, they could've made another adorable music video for this one — maybe without the mechanical bull
Perry's ex tweeted about the tune a few days ago: "The best thing about Beyoncé? The break in her voice on the first 'baby, love me lights out' in XO. Real and raw."
Prepare to go "awww" over this sweet song:
For comparison, here's Bey's original version: