COVER: Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne was supposed to be a joke. Originally a side project Andrew Cohen made to entertain friends and family, Mayer Hawthorne was a way for the multi-talented Cohen to break out of his hip-hop leanings and mess around with the soul sound that he loved. “I never had any plans to actually make a whole album of it, let alone have a career singing soul music. That was always my favorite music to listen to but I did not take Mayer Hawthorne seriously at all,” Cohen says. “Even the name ‘Mayer Hawthorne’ is my porn name. My middle name and the street I grew up on.”


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