Thursday, December 4, 2014

Best New Artist: Leon Bridges




Hi! Remember me? I used to blog here every single day, until last week, when I started on this trend of (happily) working near-16 hour days. Since I work in music, there has been no shortage of listening, just a major shortage of having time to write about what I listen to. Boo.

Anyway, I have been super into this yesteryear-sounding soul artist, Leon Bridges. His sweet-as-pie numbers throw right back to the 1950s; so much so that it's as if Bridges isn't from 2014 at all, and his lost mid-century records have only just been dusted off now. It's no surprise that the Texan artist recorded his music in an old warehouse he equipped with vintage instruments from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

As such a fan of all things soul and Motown, I've been cozying up to his dreamy Sam Cooke-style vocals throughout the chilly winter so far. Enjoy the crackle of his groovy, slow dancing ballads below, and keep your ears open for more of Leon's timeless numbers.



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