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How Do You Do

by Mayer Hawthorne

How Do You Do by Mayer Hawthorne

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How Do You Do

by Mayer Hawthorne

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Label: Universal Records
It's only right that Mayer Hawthorne breaks out his Michael McDonald impersonation on How Do You Do: Both aspire to soul music that's authentic and without "blue-eyed" qualifiers, and redefined that category in the process. He hasn't changed since 2009's A Strange Arrangement, but this album is better produced, and songs like "A Long Time" have stronger musical arrangements. His retro-soul persona is still gimmicky, but that's not a bad thing: The '70s doo-wop of "Get to Know You," and Snoop Dogg's off-key vocal on "Can't Stop" are cute and cuddly in all the right ways.

About This Album

It's only right that Mayer Hawthorne breaks out his Michael McDonald impersonation on How Do You Do: Both aspire to soul music that's authentic and without "blue-eyed" qualifiers, and redefined that category in the process. He hasn't changed since 2009's A Strange Arrangement, but this album is better produced, and songs like "A Long Time" have stronger musical arrangements. His retro-soul persona is still gimmicky, but that's not a bad thing: The '70s doo-wop of "Get to Know You," and Snoop Dogg's off-key vocal on "Can't Stop" are cute and cuddly in all the right ways.

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About This Album

It's only right that Mayer Hawthorne breaks out his Michael McDonald impersonation on How Do You Do: Both aspire to soul music that's authentic and without "blue-eyed" qualifiers, and redefined that category in the process. He hasn't changed since 2009's A Strange Arrangement, but this album is better produced, and songs like "A Long Time" have stronger musical arrangements. His retro-soul persona is still gimmicky, but that's not a bad thing: The '70s doo-wop of "Get to Know You," and Snoop Dogg's off-key vocal on "Can't Stop" are cute and cuddly in all the right ways.