UK troubadour JAMES HUNTER is one of soul’s best kept secrets, but those who’ve already come across his honest, old school take on vintage soul and authentic R&B (à la Sam Cooke and Ray Charles) will tell you he’s right up there with the best. And if you need more proof check out his Billboard chart placings, his Grammy nominations and his acclaimed collaborations with Van Morrison.

In February, James will be launching his fourth album and it promises to be something rather special. You see, the long player, ‘Hold On!’ is a collaboration with the wonderful Daptone team. The ten tracker’s been produced by Daptone main man Gabe Roth (aka Bosco Mann) and was recorded at their Penrose facility. As you’d imagine, the music has that very special Daptone quality about it…. but delivered in Hunter’s very special laid-back yet committed fashion.

We’ll bring you a full review ASAP but in the meantime you can check out the set’s lead single ‘(Baby) Hold On’ @ your favourite download portal