Here is someone to keep your ears perked up for in 2015. Leon Bridges, is the real deal and has a beautiful throwback sound that combines the crooning vibe of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, but he makes his original music relevant for today. He is from Fort Worth, Texas, and may be gearing up for an album release. Listen, as he perfectly fuses southern soul and gospel in his impressive new music.
“Baby, how I’d be grieving
If you wanted to leave me all alone now
By myself, I don’t want nobody else
The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl
You’re the only one that I want…”
And, while I’m at it, here’s another song, “Better Man”. This also makes me swoon. It has my heart all aflutter. Close your eyes as you listen, what gal wouldn’t welcome these loving words?
“What can I do? What can I do?
To get back to your heart
I’d swim the Mississippi river
If you would give me another start, girl…“
If you appreciate his sound like I do, then you must follow him on Facebook. He shares the coolest old/new music, and gives hints to all that he is working on. His talent is one that should not be missed.
Hooray to 2015!