Leon Bridges - Good Thing (5th Anniversary)
Custard yellow vinyl.
Leon Bridges, the double Grammy Award nominated R&B artist, releases his second album, Good Thing. The follow up to Leon’s critically acclaimed, award winning, Certified Gold debut album Coming Home, was Executive Produced by Ricky Reed and Niles City Sound, and produced by Ricky Reed. Leon and his long time collaborators and Coming Home producers, Niles City Sound, headed out west to work with Reed with the goal of taking Leon’s music in a more modern R&B direction while staying true to his signature style.
Says Leon, ““I loved my experience with Coming Home. Good Thing however allows me to showcase more of my influences and artistry. I'm excited for the world to hear it and perform this diverse group of songs live.” Good Thing is born from the song Bad Bad News, which contains the line “They say that I was born to lose, but I made a good good thing, out of bad bad news”. By now Leon’s backstory is well known; he went from working as a dishwasher and struggling through the open mic scene in his native Fort Worth, Texas to two-time Grammy nominated artist performing at the White House for President Obama, attending the Met Gala and appearing on Saturday Night Live in a two year span.
Now a more experienced artist, this album showcases a man’s continued rise from little opportunity to embracing the world stage. If Coming Home was Leon Bridges in black and white, then Good Thing is Leon Bridges in technicolour.