According to Patrick Corcoran: “Given the album’s troubled history, it was far from any of Hunt’s followers’ minds when he tweeted the date “August Eleventh” a few weeks ago, a sure sign that indicated a new album was on the way. Instead we have been blessed by the better-late-than-never release of this vital, surging slice of his soul-funk-rock hybrid.
That this album still sounds so fresh and relevant today as it did nearly a decade ago is testament to Van Hunt’s artistry and winning mix of stellar musical chops and unbridled honesty. Whether it’s the softly spoken balladeer or the ribald loverman, Hunt never flinches from the darkest corners of the human condition, leaving no one who hears him in any doubt as to his power as a singer-songwriter.
If you don’t know Van Hunt, Popular is a great place to get acquainted with his unique style. And if you already know him, then this is a delightful surprise that will only reaffirm your love for his sadly underappreciated talents.”
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