Leon Bridges first graced the music scene with his 2015 debut album, Coming Home, in which he channels the retro and nostalgic sound of the 60’s. Earning him generally positive reviews from critics and music listeners alike. On May 4th, he graced us with his sophomore album titled, Good Thing.
Good Thing, is both a jump forward and a step back in the best way possible. He gives us new contemporary R&B sounds with records such as Bad Bad News, “If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)” And “Lion.” Meanwhile, Bridges takes listeners back to the 70s with his ‘Bet Ain’t Worth the hand’ and ‘You Don’t Know’. Effortlessly transitioning between the two eras, Bridges also gives us emotional ballads such as “Georgia to Texas” to show off his dynamic range.
After listening to this album it’s a tough decision to make when asking what my favorite song was. However, after a moment or two of thought I finally decided on “Forgive You” as my favorite record from this superb album. I love the upbeat sound vs the meaningful lyrics contrast. I also love the way that the song itself is new and sounds new but gives you that old school cool vibe. My favorite lines said are:
I tried to swallow my pride
When you left me lonely outside
And I didn’t know you would never show, you’re so comfortable with white lies
Looking like a fool what else could I do after all we’ve been through it still hurts
I think honesty is key. I’m not sure who this is but I’m disappointed that they were dishonest. However, I commend Leon for telling us his experience and conveying his feelings so beautifully.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give Good Thing a 9.5. If you haven’t already please take a listen. I’m sure that you won’t regret it.