10 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Leon Bridges’ retro-soul debut is so impressively dead-on you might wonder where he parked his time machine. Channeling 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.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Leon Bridges’ retro-soul debut is so impressively dead-on you might wonder where he parked his time machine. Channeling 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.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
730 Ratings

730 Ratings

Alex Kerber ,

Modern Soul

I had the privilege of seeing Leon's very first show in Chicago and I was completely amazed by his captivating performance. His vocals match his nostalgic 50's-60's style and he was able to bring the theater to a different decade. This record hones inspiration from the greats, most notably the legendary Sam Cooke, like Mr. Cooke, Leon has the ability to generate raw emotion through story-telling lyrics. Observation is key for any good song writer, and these lyrics are beautiful.

This record translates really well live, and is going to be a powerhouse in the soul music community. With a beautiful voice coupled with beautiful style - Leon Bridges is very well on his way to a dynamic career. "Coming Home", I believe, has the power to become a record that kids in a couple decades will be talking about. All the proof is in the already available "River", CHILLS! Get this album and support Leon Bridges!

The0perator ,

Based on his live show...

Saw him and his band open for Lord Huron in April, and played an absolutely killer show. This guy’s going places, and can’t wait to have the album in my collection.

Eric Zuniga ,

Soul Building Bridges

Such an extraordinary talent, plucked out of the deep south's soul. Bridges marries the painful truths to doo-wop riffs, delivering a refreshing taste to keep your feet tapping. I've got my preorder for this album on vinyl.

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