“We can’t escape the promise of greatness that we hear in his timeless songs…” Gorilla v. Bear
“It’s proof that there’s a difference between sounding old and sounding timeless. Leon’s music may sound like the ‘50s, but that doesn’t make it feel any less powerful today.” – Pigeons and Planes
Produced by Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of White Denim, and featuring Leon Bridges' existing three tracks “Better Man”, “Coming Home” and “Lisa Sawyer”, Coming Home is the young Fort Worth, Texan’s debut album and first full length effort.
Leon first gained fan and widespread critical acclaim with his single "Coming Home". An auspicious debut, the song premiered in October on the venerable music site Gorilla-Vs-Bear, before receiving high-profile support across the globe. Additionally, the track has been on Spotify’s Global, US and UK Viral Charts for over five consecutive weeks.
The announcement comes hot on the heels of Bridges’s first ever SXSW in which the 25 year-old artist had a bounteous presence, performing to capacity crowds at events including Heartbreaker at Willie Nelson’s ranch, the Gorilla-vs-Bear HypeHotel showcase, Spotify House, and Saint David’s Church. His soulful, movement based performances and adept backing band garnered strong reviews from a variety of top-level media including the New York Times, Billboard and Grantland amongst many others. So successful was Bridges’ festival experience, he was awarded the prestigious 2015 Grulke Prize for Developing US Act. Writes Linda Park for SXSW, “Watching Leon Bridges' trajectory through the festival was a supersonic experience… Bridges' charismatic fusion of soul…made him one of the must-see acts this year.”
Not one to rest on his laurels, Bridges immediately followed up SXSW by making his debut network television appearance on the Late Late Show With James Corden on 25th March.
Watch Leon’s performance of “Better Man” on the Late Late Show
Leon Bridges, a trained choreographer and dancer, is celebrated for his strong live presence. His recent UK shows were sold-out well in advance, including his debut at London’s Lexington.
Leon returns to the UK next month to headline an already sold-out Village Underground show on the 20thMay. More dates to be announced imminently.
LEON BRIDGES UK DATES 2015:
20th May - Village Underground, London SOLD OUT
17-19th July – Latitude Festival, Suffolk