“Age ain’t nothing but a number” is how Mayer Hawthorne responds to labeling.
He has been called “Retro Soul” amongst other tags, but Mayer isn’t trying to be
a throwback artist, he is merely innovating the art of new/old.
It is clear from his
music video for “The Walk” that Hawthorne’s strengths lay not only in his vocal
ability and solid arrangement skills, but when a sense of humor comes in to play, he
was served a heaping helping of that as well.
Apparently, “swagger” looks like Buddy
Holly glasses and seersucker tennis shorts. With a little help from Alex Williams,
Studio B was alive with the sounds of Mayer’s new work. And if you’re looking to see
him live, the next gig will be a DJ set, exclusively spinning 45’s, on New Years Eve in
Los Angeles. Mayer is one to watch; he is shaking things up in the music world and
he’s not apologizing for it.