Soulful Michigan native Mayer Hawthorne teams with Kendrick Lamar for a feature on the track “Crime” from his latest album, Where Does This Door Go, set for release on July 16th.
Opening with a smooth bass line, topped off with some high-pitched chicken grease guitar D’Angelo-style, Hawthorne delivers his signature smooth vocals, carrying on to a falsetto for the catchy chorus. When Kendrick enters the frame it’s with a laid back verse, letting his husky tone sit on the summery groove, adding momentum to the track before setting back down into the instrumentals.
Lamar can’t seem to get enough of collaborations recently, taking on Miguel, Solange and Robin Thicke to name just a few, and with Hawthorne he puts his experience into action for a great collaboration. Listen below.