Crossing Bridges

The music of singer-songwriter Leon Bridges calls to mind a different era of popular music.

Bridges got his start in Ft. Worth, Texas, where he was quickly noticed for his strong R&B influences, and vocals that were reminiscent of classic soul singers Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Listen to examples of Cooke and Redding below, then listen to Bridges’ breakout single, “Coming Home,” and see if you can hear the similarities.

Sam Cooke – “A Change Is Gonna Come”

Otis Redding – “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”

Leon Bridges – “Coming Home”