I was a huge fan of Mayer Hawthorne’s last album Where Does This Door Go, and I honestly thought it was a much better and more soulful work than Justin Timberlake’s album that came out in 2013 (Part 2 of The 20/20 Experience) as well.
Mayer’s cool and soul is a bit more understated and a lot less forced than some of his other blue eyed soul contemporaries. Much better music being made by him, in my opinion. “Crime” is taken off this album, and though it seemingly took forever for a video to be made (a year, even!), it’s still a good video and a nice introduction to his album if you haven’t heard of him.
Kendrick Lamar makes an appearance via cell phone for added benefit, LOL.
I like the video because if you’ve ever been to an “exclusive” party with secret directions and directives to be followed, you get this video. As a bonus, it was directed by Rashida Jones, the actress.
Also check out one of my other favorites from this album, a remix of his song “Her Favorite Song (Oliver Remix)”: