In the same vein as Raphael Saadiq and The Dap Kings, Mayer Hawthorne is striving to bring back the late Motown era recording style and techniques. The difference being that Hawthorne is an awkward looking 29-year-old white guy making videos about his girlfriend who happens to be one hell of a sexy mannequin (sorry).
After hearing how he plays most of the instruments, his production does a better job at staying true to the house that Berry Gordy built. As for his singing not being the most compelling, it's works in his favor, helping Hawthorne's cause for being so modest. Check out this brand new video for "One Track Mind," a doo-wop inspired love jam from his album Strange Arrangement.
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