Mayer Hawthorne appears to be 2 for 2 in releases from his upcoming 3rd album, Where Does This Door Go. “Designer Drug” assuredly took a break from Hawthorne’s Motown standards and “Her Favorite Song” continues his growth with neo-soul sounds. The story of a young lady getting lost in music isn’t new, but Hawthorne’s varied vocals and funky bassline throughout make for a strong soundscape. Songstress in demand Jessie Ware only has a minor role on hook harmony, but Ware makes the most of it with smoky vocals that come off as a Sade/Aaliyah combo. Stream below and look for Where Does This Door Go on July 16th via Republic Records.
BONUS: Mr. Blue Sky (ELO cover)