> This young singer evokes the best of fifties and sixties R&B and soul.
> He will play the songs on his new album, due out this year, at Mad Cool Festival 2018.
Leon Bridges is a music wonder who has masterly embraced the nostalgia for unlived times. The young Texan has made of gospel and soul his natural habitat, thanks to a voice reminiscent of legendary singers Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.
His debut album, Coming Home, appeared in 2015, surprising critics with precious songs like 'Smooth Sailin' and 'River', which revived the pulse of the best black American music from the fifties and sixties.
Last year we heard Bridges in a string of top collaborations that showed his versatility as an artist. He surprised everyone by lending his voice to “Across the Room”, a song by electronic duo Odesza, as well as with a heart-felt collaborative cover of Neil Young’s song “Ohio” alongside Jon Batiste and Gary Clark Jr.
Little pills of talent that have allowed Bridges to keep the flame alive while waiting for Good Thing, his second studio album due out in May. Bridges, also a dancer and choreographer, will play the songs on this album at Mad Cool Festival 2018.