Leon Bridges’ retro-soul debut is so impressively dead-on you might wonder where he parked his time machine. Channelling the buttoned-up charm of Sam Cooke and the mellower side of Otis Redding (as well as contemporary throwbacks like Raphael Saadiq), Coming Home captures a moment in the early ’60s when gospel met blues and blossomed into soul. It was the period-perfect title track that helped Bridges gain an audience beyond his Texas hometown, but the swaying dedication to his mother, “Lisa Sawyer”, is every bit as lovely.
Brown Skin Girl
Twistin' and Groovin'
10 SONGS, 34 MINUTES
JUNE 23, 2015
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