Taking archived film from Detroit’s The New Dance Show hosted by R.J. Watkins, Mayer Hawthorne drops his latest video for the song “A Long Time” off of his upcoming album “How Do You Do”. In the video we get a chance to see some old school dance moves grooving to Mayer’s soulful sound. Simply put, it’s genius!
Mayer Hawthorne draws influence from the music of Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, Barry White, Smokey Robinson and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Holland, Jr. (known collectively as Holland–Dozier–Holland) to name a few.
Soul doesn’t have a color and it isn’t defined by race. It come’s from your heart, and Mayer Hawthorne’s music is a perfect example of that.
p.s. Watch the end, its hilarious and awesome.