Texan soul sensation Leon Bridges has been thrilling us ever since his debut album, Coming Home, was released last summer. Since then, the young performer has been captivating the entire world, making appearances on television shows and reminding us what soul music can sound like. As if that weren't enough, Leon also released a deluxe edition of Coming Home, complete with five brand new songs for fans to enjoy.
As you'd expect, each of the tracks continues the '60s era soul sound that we've come to know and love from Leon. "There She Goes" finds the singer pining after a lovely long lady over a guitar-and-piano that shimmies along quite nicely. Longing ballad "Daisy Mae," on the other hand, slows things down as Leon sings of an uptown girl that he can't get enough of over a quiet track dripping with saxophone flourishes. "Mississippi Kisses" utilizes a bit of call and response and a driving organ line to get things going as Leon again sings of a young woman who stole his heart. And then Leon goes full on doo-wop for "Here In My Arms," in which he offers up his love to a lady who comes off as a bit standoffish — though Leon is sure he has what she needs. For the final new track, "Outta Line," he changes thing up completely, channeling the styles of Chuck Berry and Little Richard for a rocking number that puts a cheating lover in her place.
If you're a fan of the throwback stylings of Leon, then these new songs will be right up your alley. You can listen to all five in the player below and scoop up the deluxe edition of Coming Home on iTunes now.