1 05 2009

Y’all prolly heard of the tag “retro soul” by now. I won’t get into it too much. (O-Dub at Soul Sides has a great write-up on it.) This has been the label given to groups like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Raphael Saadiq (The Way I See It), Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators, etc… Add Mayer Hawthorne to the list, who’s created quite a buzz around his first single “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”. The first time I heard the cut was from a myspace bulletin from my homie, MikeStyles. Hard to believe that that’s the voice of this geeky lookin’ white dude you see below. Yeah, I still kinda bug out on that too!!!

I was recently reminded of this song again when my Devil’s Pie co-resident DJ Wonway put the video up on his newsletter. Check it out…and yes single came out on the heart shaped vinyl you see in the vid! Man, I need to get me one b4 its too late!

and I dunno how long these will be up…but you can dl the track from Stones Throw..and just so you know he ain’t just a “fly by nite” act, there’s another joint you should also peep below as well…

DL: Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out

DL: Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No