Leon Bridges

The Excellent Big Little Lies Soundtrack Will Be Officially Released This Week

Pop songs are knit cleverly and stylishly into the fabric of HBO's best series of the moment, Big Little Lies; often, the artist's names and the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 28, 2017

Leon Bridges and Big Boi Go Until the 25th Hour for Lollapalooza After Party

With the strains of headliner Radiohead’s closing set song "Karma Police" echoing down S. Michigan Ave, Day 2 of Lollapalooza came to an epic close. But…
Drew Fortune / July 31, 2016

Hangout Fest 2016: The Weeknd, Vince Staples, and Jason Isbell Shine After Hours-Long Weather Delay

This past weekend, Hangout Fest returned to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for its seventh go-round, boasting an eclectic lineup and, thanks to its ocean-front location, some…
Dan Reilly / May 23, 2016

Usher, Brittany Howard, and Demi Lovato Among Performers at White House Ray Charles Tribute

Last night, President Barack Obama had a couple friends over to his place to honor the memory of the late great Ray Charles. Performers at…
Andrew Unterberger / February 25, 2016

Watch Macklemore and Leon Bridges’ Elegant New ‘Kevin’ Video

Guest singer Leon Bridges appears in the new video for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Kevin," an impassioned song about America's prescription drug abuse problem. Macklemore…
Anna Gaca / February 24, 2016

Leon Bridges Is ‘Twistin’ & Groovin’ on His ‘Austin City Limits’ Debut

This Saturday, Austin City Limits welcomes fellow Texan Leon Bridges to the stage for the first time. The retro-soul singer-songwriter, whose track "Coming Home" made SPIN's 101 Best Songs of…
Natalie Caamano / February 5, 2016

Roots Picnic 2016 Lineup: Usher, Future, Leon Bridges, and More

The Roots have just announced the lineup for the 2016 edition of their annual Philadelphia festival, The Roots Picnic. Set to be headlined by Leon…
Brennan Carley / February 2, 2016

Leon Bridges Did Some ‘Twistin’ & Groovin’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Leon Bridges appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and he brought some class to the joint as he performed his trademark modern soul with a retro…
James Grebey / January 13, 2016

Academy Award Best Original Song Shortlist: Ellie Goulding, the Weeknd, Eminem, and More

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, have revealed the 74 songs that are eligible to be nominated for…
James Grebey / December 11, 2015

Watch Leon Bridges Perform ‘Smooth Sailin’ and ‘River’ on ‘SNL’

Retro-R&B up-and-comer (and SPIN's 101 Best Songs of 2015 contender) Leon Bridges performed on Saturday Night Live last night, where he broke out two tracks…
Rachel Brodsky / December 6, 2015

The 101 Best Songs of 2015

The Hills were alive with the sound of music in 2015, a period dominated by pop monoliths — the year started with Mark Ronson and…
SPIN Staff / November 30, 2015

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Debut ‘Kevin’ With Leon Bridges on AMAs

Update: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have shared the official studio version of their new track featuring Leon Bridges, "Kevin." Stream it below.  Macklemore &…
Andrew Unterberger / November 22, 2015

Leon Bridges Bids a Soulful ‘So Long’ on New Single

Texas soul spinner Leon Bridges has lent his talent to the soundtrack for Will Smith's upcoming football head-injury movie, Concussion. The song's called "So Long," and…
Brennan Carley / November 20, 2015

Austin City Limits Weekend Two: Which of This Year’s Acts Could Headline in Five Years?

This weekend's Austin City Limits – the second iteration, a week after its first — marked the end of the major festival season. Sure, there's…
Brennan Carley / October 13, 2015

Leon Bridges Wows NPR’s Tiny Desk Crowd

The achingly soulful and slickly polished Leon Bridges released his Coming Home earlier this summer, and he's followed it up with an appearance at NPR's Tiny…
Brennan Carley / September 8, 2015
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