A decade after his last album, Cody ChesnuTT is set to release Landing On A Hundred via Kickstarter.
ChesnuTT debuted with the ambitious double-album The Headphone Masterpiece in 2002, but has been relatively quiet since then. He appeared in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in 2006, but then took a break from music after a 2007 tour.
Judging from the preview – which you can view below – ChesnuTT is back with his brand of throwback soul and funk. ‘Under The Spell Of The Handout’ (also below) is soulful and bluesy, with rich orchestration and Chesnutt’s sweet vocals gliding along the groove. You can also download ‘That’s Still Mama,’ over at Stereogum. The lush song is reminiscent of Curtis Mayfield and late-period Marvin Gaye.
ChesnuTT has set a $20,000 Kickstarter goal to be met by August 16 with an album release sometime in October. He’ll be previewing the album at two shows this week: at S.O.B.’s in New York on July 11 and at Yoshi’s in San Francisco on July 12.