Hearing a song that can transport you to a different time and place is a rarity in today’s popular music and requires a unique talent to pull off. This week’s #MusicMondays artist is one of those unique talents, Leon Bridges.
A new type of American Soul singer, Bridges bridges the gap (sorry) between 1960’s Motown and The Culture’s current R&B sound creating something familiar but new. He debuted in 2015 with song and subsequent album “Coming Home” which garnered him worldwide attention and acclaim and even sonic comparisons to legendary creators for The Culture like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.
Leon’s career took off from there, Coming Home went platinum and was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. He dropped a EP in 2016 entitled Louisiana Sun, and in 2018 released his second album, Good Thing which debuted at #3 on Billboard and earned him his first Grammy win for Best Traditional R&B Performance for his song “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand”. He’s toured the world almost non-stop since 2015 and his live shows are revered for it’s live instrumentation and soulful wardrobe choices and all around coolness.
In music, authenticity is the key. If one is making soul music it must come from the soul or it just won’t fly. Leon Bridges is an authentic R&B singer, songwriter, and producer. His voice is silky smooth and filled with emotion, his writing is open and honest, and the music he produces is classic soul. Bridges is an artist different from anyone else out at them moment and is more than worthy of a listen if you’re in need of a little more soul in your life.
Check out more of our musical content:
- #MusicMondays – Lucky Daye
- Interview – Hip-Hop Weekly Editor-In-Chief Kim SoMajor
- #CultureClassics – Janet Jackson “Rhythm Nation”
Written by @TalentedMrFord