Ft. Worth native Leon Bridges‘ songs of sweet soul were an early gift delivered by the internet heavens.
Bridges’ youthful take on soul carries a strict adherence to simplicity, both his melodies and his voice baring traces of the past. Dominating both the net and airwaves since the release of his first track “Coming Home,” he was one of KUTX’s Ones to Watch for this year’s SXSW and eventually received the Grulke Prize for Excellence Now at the festival. While his debut album Coming Home, produced by White Denim’s Austin Jenkins and Josh Block, is due out in June, each track that has been released thus far displays restraint, with Bridges’ smooth vocals and love-ridden tales taking an emotional journey into old soul, R&B, blues, and gospel.
You can catch Leon Bridges performing live tonight, May 11th, at Stubb’s and you can stream his music right here on KUTX.
– Leyla Aksu