|St. Louis, Missouri, is the genesis for Coultrain, Black Spade and the group Hawthorne Headhunters. Black Spade was the first to migrate out west, where he promptly met producer Proh Mic at the famed Do-Over in LA. The two hit it off and began toying with music, soon bringing Cedric Norah aka I,Ced, another St. Louis expat in LA, into the fold. The collective was taking shape and drew their moniker from 'Ced's residence in Hawthorne, California. The St. Louis natives reached out to their old comrade Coultrain and he eventually moved out to LA as well.|
Members of the group liken their creative process to jazz musicians; organic and instinctual, drawing from whatever influences they feel, and writing about whatever is on their mind. They began plotting a full length record, but Proh Mic and 'Ced decided to pursue solo endeavors instead of focusing on the group, and 'Train and Spade became the official torch-bearers of Hawthorne Headhunters. The duo went in the studio and Myriad of Now was recorded, a 14-track collection of Funk, Electro, R&B and more that speaks on spirituality, sexuality and everything in between. Carrying on the lineage of Black music dating back to the Blues and the inception of Jazz, Hawthorne Headhunters meld influences together to break new ground.
Coultrain explains the significance behind the lead single: ''The subject matter touches on the chase of, surrender to, and polarization of love. Our message is that true love can be found through searching within, hence lines like 'the people who can't make love make money.'''