Coming Home, the anticipated debut album from breakout Fort Worth, TX-based R&B artist and singer/songwriter Leon Bridges, is now available on digital retailers: http://smarturl.it/ComingHomeiT. The album was released both digitally and physically in the U.S. on June 23rd, 2015 by Columbia Records.
An artist with a strong visual and aesthetic element to his work, Leon debuted the simple yet elegant music video for “Better Man” on VEVO. Directed by Vern Moen, the black and white video features Leon and his full seven-piece band dressed to the nines, performing the upbeat track. View video online click here.
The album pre-order announcement and the release of the “Better Man” video comes on the heels of what can only be described as a pivotal month for Bridges. After making his successful festival debut at SXSW, he was awarded the prestigious 2015 Grulke Prize for Developing US Act. Immediately following that announcement, Bridges premiered his track “River” in the new Beats by Dre Marcus Mariota Commercial which aired on ESPN surrounding the NFL Draft: http://smarturl.it/LeonBeats. Leon then made his red carpet debut at the vaunted 2015 Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Leon attended the exclusive gala as a guest of Vogue Magazine, with the New York Times noting that Bridges was “…looking sharp as we expected”. As a final cap to the whirlwind month, Bridge’s new track “Smooth Sailing” appeared in the May 8th episode of CBS’s Hawaii 5-0.
Bridges first gained fan and critic popularity in the U.S. with his single “Coming Home”. An auspicious debut, the song premiered this past October on the venerable music site Gorilla-Vs-Bear and then spread through word of mouth and positive online press. “Coming Home” is heading towards Top 20 on the Triple A Radio charts with major support coming from SiriusXM The Spectrum, KCRW LA, WRLT Nashville, WXRV Boston, KGSR Austin and KXT Dallas. Additionally, the track has been on Spotify’s Global, US and UK Viral Charts for several consecutive weeks.
Bridges, a trained choreographer and dancer, is celebrated for his strong live presence. Fans have shown up in droves for his headline concerts; his New York City show at Mercury Lounge sold out in exactly one minute, followed by another sold-out show at Troubadour in Los Angeles. Leon will return to New York City for a Bowery Ballroom show on June 23rd which sold out in six minutes flat and a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, also sold out.