Leon Bridges (from the album Good Thing available from Columbia Records)
Living breathing Soul music. To grow and expand, all styles need room to move. Leon Bridges not only breaths a 2018 life into Soul music with his latest release, Good Thing, he puts flesh and blood into its frame while giving it a groove to find its way into the world. While the new (Neo-, Modern) sounds of Soul have taken the music out of the hands of musicians with studio beats, Leon Bridges uses his time recording to buff up and polish his live, full band/real musicians, performances. Good Thing presents a wide world of Soul music, opening with an indecisive story floating on sparkling Soul in “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” while “Beyond” gives a Singer/Songwriter acoustic setting to its style, sexy Southern Soul says hello to “Mrs.”, and street beats guide the hesitant heart storyline in “Shy”.
Like a muscle relaxer for your mind and body, Leon Bridges is the doctor filling a prescription for the addicting rhythms he creates in “Bad Bad News” as well as the life coach hearing the words of haters as inspirational with the line ‘they tell me I was born to lose, but I made a good thing outta bad, bad news’. Vintage curates sounds as it recalls music in a best-of setting. Leon Bridges lives on the inside of the music he plays, he is a Soul music badass, showing the steps to dance the sound into the future. Good Thing bounces on the chopped-up funk chords of “If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)” and serves up a big fat bass line to keep “You Don’t Know” on the ground as the heart in its tale starts to fly. Leon Bridges looks for a safe space in “Lions” and cruises on a late-night jazz-noir rhythm in “Georgia to Texas”.
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