Coming Home is the debut studio album by American gospel and soul singer Leon Bridges, it was released on June 23, 2015, under Columbia Records. The album was written by Leon Bridges, Austin Michael Jenkins, Joshua Block, Chris Vivion and produced by Niles City Sound.
Leon Bridges is reminiscent of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and other pioneering soul legends, but he is a unique talent in his own right and this album is more than a throwback to an earlier era. Good songs and smooth soul singing.
“…he works the deeply heartfelt but understated angle — most of the songs are ballads, and only a couple work up a sweat — without any sense of affectation. “
“He’s a master of the serenade, singing with the experience of a well-seasoned lover and using the excitement of an eager young man to uplift the heart all at once. A low bass-line of female vocals here, a toot of a trumpet there, slight tingling of organ keys, all come together for a Mo-Town cocktail that continues through “Better Man”, and is gently wooed in “Brown Skin Girl”. Then there are tracks like “Smooth Sailing” that slink onto the stereo with an electric versatility that reminds you of his roots in Texas Blues. He may be young, but boy does the guy know his way around a guitar and microphone.”
Coming Home (Live, Mahogany Sessions):
Lisa Sawyer (Sofar sessions, Live):