It’s no secret John Mayer thinks pretty highly of himself. (It takes a special someone to pull off these short-shorts.) But turns out he also thinks pretty highly of teen icon Taylor Swift, too. Back in March, he revealed via Twitter that he had finished a song called “Half of My Heart” that he hoped will be a duet with Swift. Not only that, he said “she would make a killer [Stevie] ‘Nicks’ in contrast to my [Tom] ‘Petty’ of a song.” High praise, indeed.

Now, in the upcoming issue of Elle (the one in which Gwen Stefani seemingly has no inner monologue), Swift gushingly responded to his tweet. “I freaked out when I heard, because I’ve been such a big fan of John for such a long time. I’m really excited about just the idea that he would even mention me in his Twitter!”

Apparently, the key to Swift’s heart is electronic flattery. (Ditto for Demi Lovato. She and Mayer had something of a twitter-mance earlier this year as well.) What would a Mayer-Swift collaboration sound like? Turns out we don’t have to leave it entirely to the imagination. Mayer made a surprise appearance at a Swift’s concert in L.A. last month, where they performed both “White Horse” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland” together. Watch the latter song below, and try to forget the fact Mayer is 31 and Swift is but 19 when thinking about the song’s lyrics.

Whether the back-and-forth will result in a track remains to be seen, but the two seem to have enough chemistry together to make it work. (Though the Nicks-Petty comparison is the very definition of hyperbole.) What do you think? And given Mayer’s affinity for teen pop stars (musically, that is), is a collaboration with Miley Cyrus inevitable?

More from EW’s Music Mix:
John Mayer does some ‘California Dreamin’ on Conan
Kanye West and Lady Gaga to tour together
Gwen Stefani possibly confirms her solo music was crap; hopes her kid doesn’t turn out to be a ‘freak’

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