LISTEN: Leon Bridges Sings Tribute to His Mother, “Lisa Sawyer”

The Texas-based soul wunderkind shares his third song

Leon Bridges, the new, young face of old soul from Fort Worth, Texas, has released “Lisa Sawyer,” a narrative doo-wop ballad about his mother. Since the release of his first two songs last fall on Gorilla vs. Bear, Bridges’s smooth vocal delivery and intuitive grasp of old school soul has turned a lot of heads.

The vivid lyricism and narrative flow of “Lisa Sawyer” showcase a songwriting skill akin to the literary prose of Sufjan Stevens‘s lyrics. Give it a listen here:

Leon Bridges is currently prepping the release of his debut record, due out this summer on Columbia.


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