Leon Bridges: Polishing The Golden Era Anew (From the Archives)

from  Soundcheck

Jul 2, 2020

 

Nostalgia permeates the blood running through Leon Bridges' debut album, Coming Home. It's unusual for a 25-year-old to be so plugged into the Golden Age of soul and R&B, but with an expansive online music education and an influential mother from the era, it's hard not to be. The Fort Worth native's music is haunted by Sam Cooke's swaying rhythms and Nat King Cole's smooth romance, yet Bridges doesn't get lost in wistfulness.  The album outlines a world in vintage bass lines and delicate per...more

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