It seems that years in the business can often change a musician—but not for singer-songwriter Van Hunt. While the Atlanta native has been writing and recording music for just under a decade, the Grammy Award-winning performer has stayed true to his roots. With an eclectic mash of early R&B and soul, Hunt bucks new musical stylings to create songs that revisit the good old days. Musicians like Curtis Mayfield and Prince inspire his music and these influences drip from the artist’s brand new single, “The Savage, Sincere L of P.” His soulful vocals waltz over a backbeat that makes you wanna throw on your dancing shoes and cut the rug. Music that sounds this old is rather unexpected coming from an artist who has toured with contemporary acts like Kanye West and The Roots—but the sound is a welcome surprise.
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