It's been a bumpy road for alternative Soul/R&B crooner Van Hunt the past few years. He dropped a digital EP called The Popular Machine in 2007 and was supposed to follow that up with a new album called Popular via Blue Note Records in 2008, but the label eventually declined to release it or even sell the masters back to Van so he could release it elsewhere. And in the time between then and now, he's been sporadically performing live shows while recording new music and working on an autobiographical book of short stories. In June, he unveiled his first publicly released new songs in three years, including the track "June." And now he's followed that up with another newbie, "The Savage, Sincere L of P" (the "L of P" part stand for "Look of Pleasure"). The song's expected to be on his next album, What Were You Hoping For?, currently scheduled for a Sept. 27, 2011 release. Van isn't everybody's cup of tea and his brand of music's definitely an acquired taste, but if you've liked any of his previous work, or are into quirky, off-the-beaten-path styles of music, you can check out his latest work via the link below.
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