Leon Bridges Good ThingLike the soulful bygone era which Texan Leon Bridges represented so beautifully in his hugely successful debut Coming Home, the times, as they say, are a-changin’.

Good Thing is two lanes meeting at the narrow point of the highway. In one lane, you have Bridges reflecting on the music in which his art was founded, and in the other lane, his unbounded ambition.

There are more than a few throwbacks to the sounds we fell in love with Bridges for; the jingle of Beyond and Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand showcase the artist’s soul roots, and Mrs. his inner romantic – but overall, Good Things has got the goods. If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be) is possessed by Prince’s funky ghost; You Don’t Know’s deep bass groove is met with sheer euphoria when Bridges’ soaring falsetto chorus kicks off, and Bad Bad News is style and grace, sassiness and bass.

Good Thing is out May 4 via Sony.
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