Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne


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About Mayer Hawthorne

A whimsical diversion has turned into a career for Andrew Cohen, the high-tenor soul man known as Mayer Hawthorne. Previously a DJ/beatmaker, Cohen unwittingly launched a long-term pursuit under his primary stage name with "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out" (2008), a bittersweet pop-soul single with a dusty and amateurish charm. The multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer/songwriter soon landed a major-label contract that led to Top Ten entries on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop album chart, namely How Do You Do (2011), Where Does This Door Go (2013), and Man About Town (2016). Cohen could have remained strictly a retro-soul stylist, but he has also integrated smooth funk and breezy soft-rock flavors with a modern production aesthetic. At the same time, he has explored other sounds as one-half of Jaded Incorporated and Tuxedo. Since making the third Tuxedo album, Cohen has issued his fifth Mayer Hawthorne LP, Rare Changes (2020).

Ann Arbor, MI, United States
February 2, 1979

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