Leon Bridges teams up with fellow Texans, Khruangbin to produce a funky, soul-filled ode to their home state on “Texas Sun.”
Among the artists responsible for the soul revival of the 2010s, Leon Bridges captured the nostalgia of greats like Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding better than anyone else. Seeking refuge in the likeness of Sam Cooke, Leon was able to find self-expression in vintage clothes and ‘60s R&B. He got his start playing dives and other small venues in Texas’s robust local circuit before being discovered by local garage band White Denim. Through the band’s hook-up, Leon recorded in professional studios and landed a spot on local radio, which caught the attention of labels across the country. Eventually sticking with Colombia, Leon’s rocket launch of a debut, “Coming Home” made him an industry darling overnight. He’d earn coveted touring spots with Pharrell Williams and Sharon Van Etten, as well as several blockbuster TV and movie appearances.