In 2011, Van Hunt recorded a live performance at West Hollywood’s Troubadour venue. The performance is available on iTunes. Here is a little sample of that performance. “The Dimples On Ur Bottom” was on Van Hunt’s shelved Popular album which was supposed to be out back in ’08, however, Blue Note has yet to let this project see the light of day. Hunt claimed Blue Note lacked the vision and budget for the release and has since left and in ’11 released What Were You Hoping For? which was acclaimed critically.
in 2004, Van Hunt hit the world off with his self-titled, debut album. It was critically acclaimed and even got him a nomination for a Grammy. The years to come brought a lot of ups and downs for Van Hunt, when EMI restructured his contract was picked up by Blue Note. While the announcement was exciting for everyone, the project never came about and Blue Note and Hunt went their separate ways. On his own label now, Hunt will be responsible himself for his future projects. Here is an album cut from his debut album, “What Can I Say [For Millicent]”
Van Hunt is back with a new album called What Were You Hoping For? After the mediocre reception from his new-label, Blue Note, of his last album Popular, he brings us a rock-infused collection of tracks, that I must say I’m pretty impressed with so far. “Eyes Like Pearls” is his lead-single, but I think the opening track “North Hollywood” sets a really nice tone for the entire album. The album gives me a sense of a more polished Headphone Masterpiece, there are a couple misses on it, but mostly a solid effort. I suggest getting over to Itunes and at least giving it a shot. It might be just what you’re missing today