Leon Bridges

It's the week of February 11, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes the newest project from The Lone Bellow, a collaboration between Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, the latest from Cold War Kids, and so much more.

This month's installment of Heavy Rotation is full of some of January's most exciting releases and collaborations, hand-picked by NPR Public Radio Member Stations. Revive your playlists with this new mix of everything from effervescent, sticky-sweet pop to homegrown blends of soul and psych-funk.

Chad Whitehead's Favorite Songs of 2018

Dec 19, 2018
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Chad Whitehead, host of About What You’d Expect, breaks down his top 10 songs of 2018:

2018 was a great year for music. Here are some of my favorite songs that I tried to rank against each other (something I’m not very good at). I hope you find something on this list that you like! My bias is toward upbeat songs and I’ll admit, I don’t listen to lyrics that much. - Chad

10. Mt. Joy - "Silver Lining"

Soul music savant Leon Bridges has announced a new album, Good Thing, and with it, two new tracks.

Gray Thomas' Top 10 Albums of 2015

Dec 21, 2015

Pairadime Music co-host Gray Thomas shares his 10 favorite albums of 2015:

10. D.R.A.M. - #1EpicEP

Guest DJ: Leon Bridges

Jul 28, 2015

Soul singer Leon Bridges is 25 years old, from Fort Worth, Texas — and he's about to blow up. The first tracks from his forthcoming debut album, Coming Home, started to sneak out a few months ago, and they've already become hits online. From the moment he went viral, people were quick to compare his sound and look that of to Sam Cooke.

But Bridges says he didn't find his way into music through Cooke — in fact, he only started listening to him around two years ago.

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

Today, we look the new album from Philadelphia rock band Restorations, the thirteenth album from Canadian singer John Southworth, and the throwback soul from Ft. Worth's Leon Bridges.