Van Hunt takes The Commodores’ 1977 classic “Zoom” and brings it into 2021. Lionel Richie’s original band released “Zoom” as a song included on their fifth self-titled album but not as a single. In Van Hunt’s hands “Zoom” becomes the transcendent “(zūm).” He captures the same longing for a better and happier world that The Commodores were singing about 44 years ago. His arrangement is true to the original but he infuses it with his own personal intensity. The lyrics today could easily be a reference to the pandemic angst and by the end of the song it feels like anxiety put to rest. There is no word yet on the Van Hunt’s follow-up to Van Hunt’s 2017 album Popular.