Like ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift, John Mayer has a rather tumultuous relationship with the media. One day he’s a golden boy and the next he’s a vengeful serial heartbreaker. This has a lot to do with Taylor’s post breakup hit Dear John, which he responded to with Paper Girl.

We’ve decided to give dear John a break and we’re absolutely loving this music video for his song Submarine Test January 1967.

Director Virgilio Villoresi used a combination of live-action and a pre-cinema techniques, called ombro cinema, to animate Virginia Mori‘s illustrations.

Let’s hope Katy Perry can keep John out of trouble so that he can focus on what he does best.