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EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne taps into a wide-ranging, experimental streak on his third album. "The Stars Are Ours" is a breezy '80s-style tune, while first single, "Her Favorite Song," mixes distorted hard-rock guitar with a dreamy pop chorus sung by British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware. Touted rapper Kendrick Lamar appears on "Crime," and guest producers include Pharrell Williams and Jack Splash. The eclectic 15-track album is held together by Hawthorne's increasingly commanding voice, which teeters skillfully between sweet pop not unlike Justin Timberlake and a more earnest neo-soul delivery.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne taps into a wide-ranging, experimental streak on his third album. "The Stars Are Ours" is a breezy '80s-style tune, while first single, "Her Favorite Song," mixes distorted hard-rock guitar with a dreamy pop chorus sung by British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware. Touted rapper Kendrick Lamar appears on "Crime," and guest producers include Pharrell Williams and Jack Splash. The eclectic 15-track album is held together by Hawthorne's increasingly commanding voice, which teeters skillfully between sweet pop not unlike Justin Timberlake and a more earnest neo-soul delivery.

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