Van Hunt returns with a stunningly subdued ode simply titled June. the song is Van at his melancholy best, and is the first of a few forthcoming free online releases ahead of his new album, “What Were You Waiting For?”. the song makes classic elemental use of colouring love, in this case the month of June/girl named June. it seems to loosely bounce back & forth between metaphors, which makes it even more compelling. it’s important that this man KEEPS making music, cos he remains one of the few soldiers doing his own thing on his own terms (and who wouldn’t after having their best work to date, Popular, get shelved…by Blue Note, of all labels).
the new album is expected to be released on September 27th via a joint venture between Van’s own Godless-hotspot label and Thirty Tigers. according to Van, the next free song to be released will be Eyes Like Pearls (also the album’s first official single). we damn-well look forward to it. for now, enjoy the trippy beauty of June.