Watch/Download: Mayer Hawthorne Stars in Mazda Commercial, Debuts New Classixx-Produced MP3 (That's Surprisingly Not Throwback Soul)
One of the many Hawthornes who appear in the new Mayer/Mazda commercial.
"Dude, you're everywhere right now."
So speaketh an aviators-wearing douchebag type to L.A. soul sensation Mayer Hawthorne in the musician's latest video -- an ad for Mazda.
After waking up in bed already wearing his Sunday's best, Hawthorne hits the town (Silver Lake, specifically) and winds up running into six different versions of himself -- he's everywhere.
Hawthorne also released a new song in honor of this fruitful new commercial collabo, ironically titled "No Strings." It's produced by L.A. duo Classixx (who've remixed Yacht and Phoenix) and it's not throwback soul.
We're hoping this starts a new meme: "No throwsoul" (rhymes with "no homo").
Watch the ad (it's funny) and download the song (it's great) ...
As the download requires you to give Mazda your email address, Hawthorne's label Stones Throw has been kind enough to offer a streaming version via SoundCloud:Mayer Hawthorne - No Strings by stonesthrow
Don't like it as much as we do? Hawthorne's soliciting fan reviews via his Twitter account (@MayerHawthorne: "What's the word on the new tune? Bump it? Or dump it?"), so let him know. But first, watch the video below.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.