WATCH Leon Bridges’ New Video “River” [VIDEO]

Peep this great new video from new soul singer with an old sound, Leon Bridges.  This young cat has been making waves for the last couple of years and has garnered a lot of praise for his similarity to classic soul singers like Sam Cooke among others.  We are happy he has been able to break through and look forward to more work from this talented young brother.

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 • Leon Bridges‘ music hearkens back to the soul of old: He may be a charismatic singer in his 20s, but his music draws on a crisply appointed, pure, decades-old sound. But watch the new video for his song “River,” and it’s clear that Bridges has his eye fixed on the present, as well. Filled with images from the recent Baltimore Uprising, the footage here makes it clear that the singer’s understanding of soul’s past doesn’t stop with a look or a sound.

“A river has historically been used in gospel music as symbolism for change and redemption,” Bridges writes via email. “My goal was to write a song about my personal spiritual experience. It was written during a time of real depression in my life, and I recall sitting in my garage trying to write a song which reflected this struggle. I felt stuck working multiple jobs to support myself and my mother. I had little hope and couldn’t see a road out of my reality. The only thing I could cling to in the midst of all that was my faith in God and my only path towards baptism was by way of the river.


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