Mayer Hawthorne
Mayer Hawthorne
Biography
Mayer Hawthorne has come a long way since his 2008 debut, and right now, he says, “Life is great.” He’s released three well-received full-length albums, been nominated for a Grammy, had songs licensed for film, television, and toured the world as a headlining act, with Bruno Mars, Foster The People, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, and the late Amy Winehouse. His latest album, Where Does This Door Go, features a host of top-flight production work from Pharrell Williams, Greg Wells, Jack Splash, John Hill, and Oak (of Oak & Pop), who contributed both the album’s first single, “Her Favorite Song” and the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Crime.”

A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mayer remembers as a child, driving through the Motor City with his father and tuning the car radio in to the region’s rich musical tapestry. Throughout the years he’s cited Soul legends Barry White and Curtis Mayfield as inspiration, along with late Hip-Hop producer J Dilla.

In the last five years, the singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and producer, has grown in all areas of his repertoire. Touring with partners like Winehouse and Mars bolstered his vocal and performance chops. Lyrically, he’s moved away from the bitter break-up tone of his first two albums toward more diverse storytelling and personal coming-of-age content. Some have described the new vibe of Where Does This Door Go as “Steely Dan meets the Beastie Boys,” which suggests both a studio seriousness and playfully irreverent approach.

“The only rule I had when I went in to make this album was that it had to be fun,” Mayer says.

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Releases
The Big Knock (Jaded Incorporated)
The Big Knock (Jaded Incorporated)
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Where Does This Door Go (2013)
Where Does This Door Go (2013)
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Her Favorite Song (2013)
Her Favorite Song (2013)
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Henny and Gingerale (2013)
Henny and Gingerale (2013)
Designer Drug (2013)
Designer Drug (2013)
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How Do You Do 12x7
How Do You Do 12x7" Box Set (2012)
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KCRW's The Morning Becomes Eclectic 10
KCRW's The Morning Becomes Eclectic 10" (2012)
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How Do You Do (2011)
How Do You Do (2011)
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The Walk 12
The Walk 12" (2011)
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No Strings (2011)
No Strings (2011)
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Direct to Disc (2011)
Direct to Disc (2011)
I Need You (2010)
I Need You (2010)
James Pants (2010)
James Pants (2010)
Green Eyed Love (2009)
Green Eyed Love (2009)
Maybe So, Maybe No (2009)
Maybe So, Maybe No (2009)
The Ills (2009)
The Ills (2009)
A Strange Arrangement Instrumentals (2009)
A Strange Arrangement Instrumentals (2009)
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A Strange Arrangement (2009)
A Strange Arrangement (2009)
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Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (2008)
Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (2008)
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Reach Out Richard
Her Favorite Song
No Strings
Henny & Gingerale
Dreaming
The Walk
A Long Time
Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Green Eyed Love
One Track Mind
I Wish It Would Rain
Maybe So, Maybe No
Just Ain't Gonna Work Out