premiere: Leon Bridges – Lisa Sawyer
[photo by rambo]
Leon Bridges takes us back again with some real Sam Cooke-era Soul Stirrers vibes on “Lisa Sawyer“, a tender, beautifully nuanced, vintage doo-wop soul ballad — and Jessie Ware’s favorite jam — that Leon penned as a loving ode to his mother. This one will appear on Leon’s timeless debut full-length, recorded in his hometown of Fort Worth, TX with Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of White Denim, due in late summer ’15 on Columbia. We were lucky enough to spend a little time with Leon and his crew in the studio while they were working their magic, and we feel very confident saying that it’s going to be a special record. In the meantime, if you haven’t already grabbed his unstoppable instant classics “Coming Home” & “Better Man“, you can do that now on iTunes.