I love videos like this. Something about watching people who can actually dance and who don't give a sheeeet, makes you feel nice. Mayer Hawthorne grew up outside the motorcity, in Ann Arbor and has been making groovy dance-friendly tracks since 2006. He has been a fixture on Stones Throw Records and is helping bring back that Motown-y sound back to soul music.
"A Long Time" is a track off of the latest Mayer Hawthorne album, How Do You Do and features footage from Highland Park's Channel 68, "The New Dance Show" (hosted by R.J. Watkins) a local-Michagan program that Hawthorne grew up with. The video is directed by Henry DeMaio