|Leon Bridges | Coming Home | 6.23.15|
Bridging the generation gap on his debut album, Coming Home, Leon Bridges is breaking new ground in yesteryears' sound. The title track leads off with feeling, warmth surrounds what you're hearing. I felt it as much as I heard it. On the next track, "Better Man," he tries to sooth, singing, 'I'd swim the Mississippi River, if you would give me another start.' Those words juxtapose nicely with the do woo of backup singers. Other songs pull instantly on the personal strings of nostalgia. One of those coaxing elixirs is "Lisa Sawyer," another is the final track, "River." This Record drops June 23rd. Don't be late in experiencing young Mr. Bridges deeply rooted American music.