"If you feel you’ve been going through the motions, take your hands and just let go." twenty-one year old Tulsa native, Van Risseghem sings on his new full length release, The Motions. The motion of his music career has greatly accelerated recently, as he experiences a fast growing following.
Shortly after releasing The Motions, Van Risseghem's title track was featured in nationwide AMC and Cinemark theaters; frequent rotation in nationwide Kohls, Whole Foods, Chipotle, and Barnes and Noble stores; featured as Delta Airlines' boarding theme-song for worldwide flights, and nominated for the Hollywood Music In Media Awards. In February 2010 "The Motions" reached the #1 on the German top 40 radio charts. Van Risseghem's songs are also featured on the Z104.5 compilation CD, the Hollywood Music In Media Awards Compilation CD, and voted for K-HITS 106.9 Listener's Choice.
Van Risseghem's song craft shows no sign of artistic compromise, but rather a deepening of signature aesthetics and concise songwriting galvanized into a high-energy live show. Like a painter who masters the fundamentals of drafting before becoming an Expressionist or Cubist, Van Risseghem leverages solid lyricism as a foundation on which to build the colorful melodious constructions of the imagination.
Perhaps it's something about the excessively commercial nature of pop music these days that make people want to reach back in time. Or, maybe it is just the music itself – spirited, direct, colorful. Whatever it is, Van Risseghem taps that energy of yesterday’s music with it’s tones and rhythms, producing a rich-textured sound topped off with an engaging vocal delivery. He joins these solid arrangements with ear catching melodies in any chart topper of today’s music.