Favorite Track: "Sweeter (feat. Terrace Martin)" Least Favorite Track: "Sho Nuff"
Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Al Green: all incredible musicians who revolutionized the soul movement with their jaw-dropping voices and knack for creating incredibly groovy soul classics. The soul era proved to be an important moment in music history, and the influence these artists and others had on modern soul music is insurmountable. Leon Bridges is an obvious example. With a remarkably lush voice and an incredible discography, the Texas singer has taken modern soul to new heights. His Coming Home debut saw Bridges’ golden voice slyfully crooning over a retro soul sound; one that recalled the soul giants of the past. “Coming Home” and “River” quickly became 2010’s classics, and showed that his undeniable talent had nowhere to go but up. 2018’s Good Thing is more adventurous than Coming Home, giving us the same soulful sweetness with a slight inclination towards the present. The more notable tracks “Bad Bad News” and “Beyond” have a beautiful balance between a Motown soul sound and a modern R&B sound that you would hear from Jhené Aiko or SZA. Leon Bridges also has a collection of incredible singles under his belt, including “July” with Noah Cyrus, “Inside Friend” with Jo