Leon Bridges, the double Grammy Award nominated R&B artist, has announced details of his second album, ‘Good Thing’. The album will be available both digitally and physically on the 4th May. ‘Good Thing’, the follow up to Leon’s critically acclaimed, award winning, Certified Gold debut album ‘Coming Home’, was Executive Produced by Ricky Reed and Niles City Sound, and produced by Ricky Reed. Leon and his long-time collaborators and ‘Coming Home’ producers, Niles City Sound, headed out west to work with Reed with the goal of taking Leon’s music in a more modern R&B direction while staying true to his signature style. Leon has released two tracks from the album ‘Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand’ and ‘Bad Bad News’.
‘Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand’ is your tender soulful slow burner. Leon’s falsetto vocals cruise and sweetly coo through this delicately passionate track. With swoony strings and twinkling piano its a candle lit romantically smooth charmer that oozes emotion. With a soft orchestral arrangement flickering around his warm vocals- it’s evening chill time bliss.
‘Bad Bad News’ is the funkier number. Its swagger soaked and peppy with a groovy bassline that is strut ready. Leon’s vocals exude sass and an effortlessly cool panache. It’s a swish fluid track that seeps swanky chicness with flickers of slick glossy guitar while holding an air of laid back flamboyance. It’s an alluring track that swoops in with charisma and a slicked back funky style.
Both tracks display Leon’s sophisticated richly passionate musicianship and deeply soulful sound with a funky twist thrown in.
When asked about the album Leon said, “I loved my experience with Coming Home. Good Thing however allows me to showcase more of my influences and artistry. I’m excited for the world to hear it and perform this diverse group of songs live.”
Stream ‘Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand’ and ‘Bad Bad News’ Below