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Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go on Limited Edition Colored 2LP + MP3 Download - direct audio

Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go on Limited Edition Colored vinyl 2LP + MP3 Download

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Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl 2LP + MP3 Download

Mayer Hawthorne has come a long way since his debut in 2008. He's released two well-received full-length albums, had songs licensed for film and television and toured the world with the likes of Bruno Mars, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Passion Pit, John Mayer and the late Amy Winehouse.

Mayer grew up just outside of Detroit in Ann Arbor, MI and remembers as a child driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the regions rich musical tapestry. He has produced music and played instruments for much of his life - a hip-hop producer at the start of his career - and uses skills honed as a touring DJ to create his own original dance floor jams. He cites R&B legends like Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson and Barry White as inspirations, along with producers such as J Dilla and Mike Terry.

Comfortably relocated to Los Angeles, CA, the hat he now wears is that of a yachtsman in the mold of Michael McDonald, Hall and Oates, Loggins and Messina and Steely Dan. The old influences remain - the creative vision of J Dilla and Terry, the urban elegance of Hayes, Hutson and White - but today's Mayer is a smiling sophisticate.

He describes the vibe of his latest effort, Where Does This Door Go as "Steely Dan meets the Beastie Boys," which suggests both a studio serious and playfully irreverent approach. It's no surprise that one of his favorite tracks of all time is Rick James' "Big Time."

In the last five years, Mayer has also grown as a singer, songwriter and in his desire for collaboration. Working with touring partners like Winehouse and Badu bolstered his vocal chops by teaching him how to use his voice as an instrument. 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, and he's relaxed his DIY ethos of crafting every song from start to finish.

Now, he's motivated to create soul music that can win - on the radio, on the charts, in the clubs and over hearts. With Where Does This Door Go, Mayer is back to his soul foundation and hip-hop roots, and is making the most enjoyable and youthful music of his career.

Featuring a host of top-flight production work from Pharrell Williams, Greg Wells, Oak and John Hill as well as a guest appearance by Kendrick Lamar on "Crime" and background vocals from Jessie Ware on "Her Favorite Song." Limited edition gatefold double colored 12” vinyl pressing also includes the bonus track “Physicality” and MP3 download.

Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go Track Listing:

LP1

1. Problematization
2. Back Seat Lover
3. The Innocent
4. Allie Jones
5. The Only One
6. Wine Glass Woman
7. Her Favorite Song
8. Crime (with Kendrick Lamar)

LP2

1. Reach Out Richard
2. Corsican Rosé
3. Where Does This Door Go
4. Robot Love
5. The Stars Are Ours
6. All Better
7. Physicality

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