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Mayer Hawthorne - I Need You (prod. Nottz)

The slick soul singer Mayer Hawthorne is back with another amazing single 'I Need You'. This 12-inch record will be released August 17th on Stones Throw Records and produced by Nottz.

The vocal & instrumental of 'I Need You' are both on one side of this single. The flip side contains an etching by Miami illustrator Freegums.

Mayer Hawthorne explains the story behind this record: “I met Nottz at Nightlife's Dilla Tribute in L.A. and we just kept in contact. I had always been a fan of Nottz since the 90s. He sent me a bunch of beats and at first I had no idea what to do with any of them, but eventually it hit me. I sang a hook for him on his album as well. The song is a cover of a cat named Otis Leavill which is one of my all time fav soul sides, but relatively unknown 45. I don't think Nottz even knew it. I actually even made up some of the words because no one could make out what he said in the original. ha! When Nottz sent me that batch - that particular beat stood out. It had the same chord progression as the Otis Leville, so I just went with it.”

Mayer Hawthorne - I Need You (prod. Nottz) (128 kbps)

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