Leon Bridges is a talented R&B/soul singer outta Fort Worth, Texas. Not too long ago, he released his second studio album, entitled, “Good Thing”.


The artist sings a beautiful ballad about leaving a rocky relationship. He doesn’t want to leave because he still sees hope in making it work.

The Natalie Rae-directed video begins with Bridges walking the street. He’s hurt. The following scenes show him relating to other people going through the same emotional pain he’s experiencing. 

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

“I better slow down. ‘Cause I keep tripping on words I don’t wanna say. Just tell me right now. ‘Cause I keep seeing the signs you want me to stay.”

The artist knows that’s a risky move staying in a broken relationship. Also, he looks at the cards he’s dealt with and realizes his best is to move on.


The artist switches speed and takes listeners on a funky ride. It’s disco time and he celebrates on the dancefloor. Also, being there isn’t easy. So, he has to fight his way through the crowd to make it to the front.

The Natalie Rae-directed video begins with a voluptuous woman walking inside a train station. She hears someone whistling so she heads in that direction, following the whistler.

Somehow, Bridges’ music overtakes her soul and she begins to follow its funky rhythm. In the end, it leads her to the guy who was whistling in the beginning.

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Bad Bad News + Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand

“Let me come through. I’m tired being in the back. I’m just tryna move up front. A lil more of this, a lil less of that. They tell me I was born to lose. But I made a good good thing out of bad bad news.”

The artist sings a triumphant song. He questions people trying to hold him in the back. But that’s not where he belongs. So, he moves up front and kills them with style and grace.


The artist addresses a shy woman that he’s in love with. Also, he assures her that it doesn’t matter if she’s shy. He doesn’t care about her shyness because he’s into her.

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Art by Filip Peraić + Shy


Bridges is deep in love with the shy woman. Everything is moving fast. Also, he wants to slow things down but he can’t. Because of that, he’s scared to death that she might be the one.

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Art by Filip Peraić + Beyond


The artist sings the blues. He admits he played the fool in the relationship where his girl took advantage of his kindness. But he forgives her even though it’s hard to. Also, his friends warned him not to be so gullible.

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Art by Filip Peraić + Forgive You


The aftermath of experiencing bad love has Bridges feeling like a thirsty lion. But through his trials and tribulations, he remains true to himself. Also, he refuses to conform to who the woman wants him to be.

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Art by Filip Peraić + Lions

“I can’t see the world that you want me to see. I won’t be the man that you want me to be.”


The artist removes the bad love aura and freshens the air with truth and honesty. Also, he perfumes the dancefloor with a splash of funkiness and rhythm and blues.

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Art by Filip Peraić + If It Feels Good

He wants the mysterious lady bad. So, he tells her to let her guards down and enjoy herself. He doesn’t want her to act so seriously.


The artist continues dancing in the name of love. He’s head over heels for the woman in his life and he wants the world to know that. Also, he wants her to stop thinking because their loving might not go down if she continues to do so.

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Art by Filip Peraić + You Don’t Know

“Stop thinkin’ it over, you might change your mind. Pull you little closer, one step at a time. Hangin’ on your words, I don’t care if they’re lies.”


The artist addresses his love and hate relationship with his girl. When they’re good they’re good, but when they’re bad they’re really bad. Also, whenever she shows him affection, he remembers that she still loves him.

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Art by Filip Peraić + Mrs.

“I remember how it felt the first few times. Skin-to-skin before you knew how to get under mine. If we get it, get it right we’ll be together for life. ‘Cause it only feels good after a good, good fight.”


The artist sings about his mother carrying him in her womb, while his father drove them from Atlanta to Texas. But years later, he admits that adapting to his surrounding wasn’t easy.

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Art by Filip Peraić + Georgia to Texas

“Got my mother’s eyes and my father’s nose. Also, got brother’s hand-me-down clothes. We had no green but the love was strong. It was all we’d need to get us along, get us along.”

Apparently, the 504 black girl is Bridges’ mother, Lisa Sawyer. The number 504 is the area code where she’s from in New Orleans, Lousiana. 


Leon Bridges’ “Good Thing” is a classic album perfumed with soul ballads, spicy topics, and danceable tunes. Its soulful sound is the perfect soundtrack for those who have loved and lost, and those who are in love for the very first time.

It’s romantic, celebratory, with lush experiences. Also, it takes listeners on an emotional journey through the hills and valleys where love dwells. 

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Good Thing Cover

We strongly highly recommend adding Leon Bridges’ “Good Thing” to your music collection.

“Good Thing”

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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning Liberian-American author, music insider, journalist, screenwriter, recording artist, and Editor-in-Chief at Long Island-based Bong Mines Entertainment. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, and Essence Magazine to name a few. Not too long ago, he received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. Download Thomson's latest science-fiction novel, entitled, "Three Black Boys: The Hotep Brother Manuscript" (volume 2), the action-packed sequel to the award-winning, "Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper" (volume 1). Furthermore, Kindle users can download "Three Black Boys: 2 book series" via Amazon.com.

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