Mayer Hawthorne and Smokey Robinson

living in the world of falsetto is something that mayer hawthorne has built a career on.  His brand of retro soul has ventured from 60’s motown to 70’s stax, to the most recent incarnation, post disco r&b.  this stylistic venture was pursued by many soul artists in the post ‘off the wall MJ’ world around 1979, and mayer draws heavily in production and construction of cosmic love, listen below.


We thought a good doppelganger would be smokey, as he was the perennial high voiced soul singer that managed to break free of the motown shackles that many of his contemporaries failed to do. have a listen