Mayer Hawthorne (born Andrew Mayer Cohen) is a soul machine. Blessed with a silky smooth voice and deep dapper tone, the Ann Arbor-born, Los Angeles-residing Hawthorne creates and produces music that is a mixture of throwback soul and modern rap. A Motown boy at heart, Hawthorne enables an updating of his love of the olden sounds with the bleeps and bloops of newer technology.
Where Does This Door Go, Hawthorne’s fourth studio record continues on the bigger production road that Hawthorne has taken when he entered into a major label deal beginning with his third record. Showcasing Hawthorne’s versatility, Where Does This Door Go, includes the variety of genres that you would expect from a man of Hawthorne’s talent. Mix-in cameso from Pharrell Williams and KEndrick Lamar, and you got a record that has its head straight towards going big. And that seems only appropriate, for Mayer Hawthorne‘s big stage move is definitely imminent.
Watch the video for first single Her Favorite Things embedded below.
Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go comes out 7/16 via Universal Republic (order here)