Leon Bridges, “Coming Home”

This spellbinding track from Leon Bridges’ forthcoming album of the same name evokes an earlier era without feeling merely retro or wholly derivative.

It’s a shame this cut didn’t make it onto Oxford American’s Annual Music Issue sampler, which highlighted music from Texas. The Forth Worth native’s masterful reimagination of the early years of R&B showcases the renewed sophistication of southern music without succumbing to the temptation of kitsch.

Looking forward to the LP later this month.