“Good Thing” is Leon Bridges’ second full length record. He brings the sound of soul from the 60’s to a modern era. From the first song, you know what you’re getting into. I think his mix of old soul and r&b with modern production mix really well, surprisingly. It could come off as being too try hard, or cheesy, but he makes it work. The organic instrumentation in “Georgia to Texas” gives me goosebumps. The tone of the drums, the saxophone…everything works beautifully on that song. It’s perfect. This was the first record of his that I had heard, actually, and I’m happy I found him. This will make my top ten albums of the year, for sure. Check this album out if you think 60’s soul with modern production might be something you’re into. Some of my favorite tracks: “Georgia to Texas”, “Shy”, “Mrs.”, “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand”
24 September 1991 was easily the greatest day for music in my lifetime.