Texan singer Leon Bridges is back with his third studio album Gold-Diggers Sound. The new LP is eleven tracks of smooth soul and R&B.
The album, a tribute to Gold Diggers Studio in East Hollywood where it was created, was two years in the making. He posted a note to his Instagram writing:
“It was birthed from late nights at the Los Angeles studio, hotel and bar of the same name where I lived, worked and drank over the course of two years. It was such a profound experience, I named the album in its honor. I walked into this complex two years ago and I’ve come out the other side an evolved person”
Bridges also revealed that this is his most personal record yet.
Stream Gold-Diggers Sound below.
Upon the release of “Motorbike,” Bridges also shared a video for the track, directed by Anderson .Paak. “Motorbike” is a silky, sensual track with a deep groove that lets Bridges’ impeccable vocals shine. The accompanying video comes packed with warm, Bonnie and Clyde-inspired shots of Bridges with a woman at a restaurant, cooking, and riding his motorbike.
“The inception of the song started with this afrobeat-type instrumental that my homeboy Nate Mercerau made,” Bridges explains. “Prior to the session, I was in Puerto Rico for my 30th with some of my best friends, and the energy of that trip totally inspired this song. ‘Motorbike’ is about living in the moment and escaping with someone. It’s the personification of that unspoken chemistry you have with that person. A special thank you to my man Anderson .Paak for the stunning visuals.”
Revisit the video for “Motorbike” below.
The album is the follow-up to Leon Bridges 2018’s LP Good Thing and includes previously released singles, “Motorbike”, “Why Don’t You Touch Me” and “Sweeter” featuring Terrace Martin.
In addition, Bridges will be hitting the road soon for a Fall tour across the United States. His brother Abraham Alexander will be a supporting act as well as The Marías and Chiiild for certain dates.