The vintage spirit and soulful vocals of yesteryear singer Leon Bridges evokes in his latest single “Bad, Bad News” off of his upcoming sophomore album Good Things is a true testament to his undeniable talent in the modern days of jazz, blues and folk soul. He embodies his predecessors like the Sam Cook to James Brown but applies his millennial mix, talent and skills to each track that is refreshing to every age of ear that listens.
The playfully, poignant song’s new visual is just as timely and effective in its beauty; with its main heroine model Paloma Elsesser dancing and gallivanting through the midnight streets of New York City as she seeks out her cat-caller. In a beautiful bold red trench coat, that was a driving statement of a woman taking her power back, while being bold, beautiful and free in the same moment.
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Meanwhile, Bridges rocks at a live band rehearsal in an smokey dance hall of some old building in maybe Harlem? Wherever it is taking place in New York City, its the perfect locations and moments to happen in this artful story; with an even more touching ending that extends the hope of what humanity can look like if people understand their actions before taking them.
Check out the new visual below now and purchase Leon Bridges new album Good Thing, dropping May 4th.