[Soul] Leon Bridges – Lisa Sawyer

Leon Bridges
Lisa Sawyer

Leon Bridges is a name you absolutely need to know. He’s followed up his massively successful tune, “Coming Home,” with the the third single, “Lisa Sawyer,” off of his upcoming LP with Columbia Records. His old school sound is comparable to the legendary soul icons Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, and the Texas native channels them proudly with his story telling method of songwriting and emotional structure of his music. “Lisa Sawyer” finds Leon balancing doo-wop backing vocals with serene sax lines that push the tune along as a wonderfully moving song that honors his mother in an endearing fashion. Leon has found a dynamite and refreshing calm within his sound, and his album can’t come soon enough.

[via Gorilla vs. Bear]

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