Maybe it's the combination of the colder weather and the slightly harsher lifestyle of New York, but I've found myself taking great solace in all sorts of creature comforts recently. Among some things I am not entirely proud of like staying in at night polishing off a bottle of red wine by myself, or cosy-ing up with a tub of Ben & Jerry's watching old Mighty Boosh episodes, I've been bringing out all the old records and giving them a nostalgic spin.
Today I stumbled across a musician who perfectly embodies all the nostalgia I've been describing and craving. Mr Leon Bridges' music would best be listened to while sitting in a 50s diner, with a huge malt milkshake, his soothing voice drifting through the speakers of the Jukebox. There is a timeless soul in this Texan's sound, yet it maintains enough spirit and joy to tempt crossing over in to MoTown territory. Equally dusty and sleek, I wonder if any of this is a credit to Austin Jenkins & Josh Block of White Denim who produced both "Coming Home" and "Better Man" below.