Leon Bridges releases his debut album that includes his breakout single “Coming Home”, early favorites “Better Man” and “Lisa Sawyer”, as well as “Smooth Sailin” and “River”.
Bridges first gained fan and critic popularity in the U.S. with his single "Coming Home". An auspicious debut, the song premiered this past October on the venerable music site Gorilla-Vs-Bear and then spread through word of mouth and positive online press. Additionally, “Coming Home” charted on Spotify’s Global, US and UK Viral Charts for several consecutive weeks. It can also be heard in a current Apple iPhone commercial, airing in the US on network television.
Bridges, a trained choreographer and dancer, is celebrated for his strong live presence. Fans have shown up in droves for his headline concerts; his New York City show at Mercury Lounge sold out in exactly one minute, followed by another sold-out show at Troubadour in Los Angeles.
Leon will return to New York City for a Bowery Ballroom show on June 23rd which sold out in six minutes flat and a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, also sold out.
Leon is a 25 year-old musician from Fort Worth, TX that beautifully mixes classic soul and R&B to create something completely fresh. Leon caught the attention of the public and industry after a notable Texas blog called Gorilla vs. Bear premiered two songs on October 15, 2014. The songs quickly went viral amassing over 1 million combined plays as well as plays on numerous US radio stations and UK’s BBC Radio 1. Leon was quickly picked up my tastemaker and notable press including NME, Q and NPR.
Despite the unofficial song releases late in the year, multiple tastemaker blogs named "Coming Home" as one of their top 5 songs of 2014.