Coming Home by Leon Bridges is a delightful throwback to 60’s soul. If you can get past the vintage clothing and occasionally predictable arrangements, you’ll uncover a surprisingly sharp debut that would make Sam Cooke proud. This thing sounds like there’s actual dust on the sleeve, dug up in a crate from your parents basement. It’s a simple and stunning collection of love songs played with a straightforward honestly that’s hard to dismiss.
Bridges is well-versed in the R&B stylings of the 50’s and 60’s, crafting sounds that seem to spill directly from his soul. Amazing considering he was washing dishes in Fort Worth, Texas until late 2014. “Lisa Sawyer” is a beautiful song. Play it quietly next to the person you love.