Mayer Hawthorne (stage name not god given) draws heavy influence from the music of Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, Barry White and Smokey Robinson. Making his sound vastly different then most of the music out there today. And is exactly the reason I'm writing about him right now. Hes the man.
Born and raised out in Michigan he has found fast fame since moving to LA in early 2008. This was the first single from his debut CD and I'm sure there will be many many to follow. Anyone that is headed to Bonnaroo this weekend be sure to catch his stage show. Its sure to be great.
Check out this video for "Just Ain't Going to Work Out".