We have been waiting for it, and there it is. Leon Bridges is a 25-year-old Fort Worth resident, singer, and in my eyes, a future soul legend. His debut album is a stamp of his essence, described as a “throwback to ’60s-soul a la Otis Redding and Sam Cooke”. Bridges plays guitar wonderfully, and performs in vintage clothing; that says a lot to his music style: His music sounds like he looks, and Bridges surely has the vocal talent to make this combo work to perfection.
You all are certainly familiar with the Texan’s track “Coming Home”, which received regular airplay and was also a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify. Well, the entire debut album of the same name, is full of vintage treasure – a dusty vinyl production married with a gospel charm, like “Better Man” or even “Lisa Sawyer”. Have a listen to the full album below thanks to NPR, travel through time and judge for yourself.