This thing’s gone viral in a big way. And, for the first thirty seconds or so, it’s hard to understand why. But you keep watching, and the damn thing grows on you. You can’t pull yourself away. It’s YouTube crack.
The kid singing the John Mayer cover (God, John Mayer must be fucking loving this), is Tay Zonday, a 25-year-old from Minneapolis who many are heralding as YouTube’s first music star. Personally, I think this is a viral flash in the pan, and not indicative of a lasting music career, but who knows? Enjoy.
Ha! And here’s John Mayer, doing a version of Chocolate Rain to the tune of Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right.” I hate that I always love him.