VIDEO: Mayer Hawthorne “I Wish It Would Rain”

Stones Throw crooner Mayer Hawthorne is back with a clever new video for “I Wish It Would Rain,” off his brilliant debut A Strange Arrangement. Maybe I’m just missing Teddy P and Ron Banks of the Dramatics (RIP), but this is making me real nostalgic for soulful heartbreak slow jams. From the cascading strings in the intro to the doo-wop melodies and pleading falsetto, Mayer sounds like he pulled this one straight out of the Quiet Storm vaults.

Check Mayer Hawthorne out on tour this spring in the US and Europe:

Mar 9 Philadelphia
Mar 10 Washington DC
Mar 12 Virginia Beach, VA
Mar 13 Atlanta
Mar 15 New Orleans
May 1 Bergen
May 4 Istanbul
May 5 Amsterdam
May 5 Groningen
May 7 Mulhouse