There is good news and bad news with Leon Bridges‘ second album, the recently released, Good Things. The album has a contemporary sound. GASP! Instead of the usual sounds heard on a song playing on AM radio in the 50’s, Leon has mastered a contemporary sound that I could imagine being heard on radio stations that claim to be the homes of “Old School and Today’s R&B”.
There is still live instrumentation and lyrics that make you believe that they are coming from a life that has lived instead of from the 29-year-old Fort Worth, Texas-based singer. For instance, the closer on the ten-track project is a map of where his life began and went thanks to a Black girl from the home of Bounce music and Bourbon street, he calls “Mom”. God Bless all the Mothers that carried us for nine months. (No Charge!) Happy Mother’s Day!