Leon Bridges - "Better Man"
If Leon Bridges had been born decades earlier, the suavely dressed soul singer could have climbed the industry ladder to stardom with ease.
But he's making it happen in the present day regardless. The 25-year-old Texas native is poised to make old school cool again with the June release of his debut album, Coming Home. While that project’s title track acted as the main driver of his success thus far, the hastened pace and comparably upbeat progression give "Better Man" undeniable charm.
Fit for carhop diners, family gatherings, and sitting beside bae on a dock at sunset, it’s easy to overlook the mistakes Bridges promises his lost love he’ll atone for. We’re happy to forgive him so long as songs this good keep coming.—Alex Siber