Mayer Hawthorne’s winning streak continues here with a new track, which is actually a cover of a track by Otis Leavill. Apparently, Hawthorne met producer Nottz at a Dilla Tribute event and the two kept in touch with the hopes to create some music together. “I Need You” is the first end result of their collaboration. And it’s filled with dusty drums and shivering strings that boast similar chord progressions to the Leavill original. As such, Hawthorne decided to just go with it. Hopefully he decides to just go with it over some more Nottz beats as this certainly should lead to further collaborations.
Stream “I Need You” below. Learn more about the track and pre-order the vinyl here.