Stream Leon Bridges' Sophomore Album, Good Thing

Music News Leon Bridges
Share Tweet Submit Pin
Stream Leon Bridges' Sophomore Album, <i>Good Thing</i>

Two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Leon Bridges released his sophomore album, Good Thing, on Friday via Columbia Records. The R&B musician’s eagerly anticipated album is now available in both physical and digital download formats via the artist’s website.

Good Thing is the follow-up to Bridges’ Gold-certified debut album Coming Home, whose single “Lisa Sawyer” made it to the top of our 50 best songs list for 2015.

Bridges previewed his most recent album with three singles: “Bad Bad News,” “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” and “Beyond.” The first two tracks were released alongside their accompanying music videos, directed by Natalie Rae.

Bridges collaborated with Coming Home producers Niles City Sound to helm his latest project. A press statement reveals that Good Thing was born out of a line in the song “Bad Bad News” that says, “They say that I was born to lose, but I made a good good thing, out of bad bad news”. As an up-and-coming artist, Bridges began working as a dishwasher as he struggled through the open-mic scene in his native Fort Worth, Texas. From these humble beginnings, Bridges grew to become a household name in R&B, gaining two Grammy nominations and performing at the White House for President Obama.

Now a more experienced artist, Bridges returns to give fans an album that pushes the envelope of what R&B is while staying true to the musician’s signature style. Bridges’ story is interwoven into the album through deeply personal tracks like “Forgive You” and “Georgia to Texas.”

Bridges is now set to embark on an extensive world tour in support of his new album. The tour kicks off with the Good Thing record release show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 5. Bridges will then continue his run across the world through Nov. 17, sharing the stage in select shows with acts such as Harry Styles, Zac Brown Band and Masego, to name a few.

You can listen to Good Thing in its entirety below, or through your service of choice right here. You can find the artist’s full tour dates further down. Then, read Paste’s review of the album, written by Madison Desler, right here.

Leon Bridges 2018 World Tour Dates:

05 – Hollywood, Calif. @ The Troubadour
08 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade
22 – Palermo, Argentina @ Niceto Club
23 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ DirecTV Arena w/ Harry Styles
25 – Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena w/ Harry Styles
27 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil @ Jeunesse Arena w/ Harry Styles
29 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Espaço das Américas w/ Harry Styles
31 – Iztapalapa, Mexico @ Plaza Condesa

01-02 – Mexico, Mexico @ Palacio de los Deportes w/ Harry Styles
09 – Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory w/ Jon Batiste
29-30 – Ewijk, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole Festival Netherlands
30 – Brussels, Belgium @ Couleur Café

01 – Ewijk, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
03 – Montreux, Switzerland @ Montreux Jazz Festival
04 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt Wednesday
06 – Belfort-Du-Quercy, France @ Eurockéennes
08 – Saint Petersburg, Russia @ New Holland
09 – Moscow, Russia @ Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
11 – Barcelona, Spain @ Festival Jardins De Pedralbes
12 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival
14 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
15 – London, U.K. @ Citadel Festival

04 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Great American Ballpark w/ Zac Brown Band
09 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Khruangbin, Masego
27 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheater w/ Masego Monday
29 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amphitheatre w/ Masego
31 – Canyon Lake, Texas @ Whitewater Amphitheatre w/ Masego

01-02 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Live w/ Masego
04 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre w/ Masego
05 – San Diego, Calif. @ Open Air Theatre w/ Masego
07 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Greek Theatre w/ Masego
08 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Pearl Concert Theater w/ Masego
11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre w/ Khruangbin
12 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl w/ Khruangbin
14 – Seattle, Wash. @ WaMu w/ Khruangbin
15 – Troutdale, Ore. @ Edgefield w/ Khruangbin
16 – Vancouver, Canada @ PNE Amphitheater w/ Khruangbin
18 – Missoula, Mont. @ Big Sky Brewing Company w/ Khruangbin
20 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre w/ Khruangbin
21 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre w/ Khruangbin
23 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ BMO Harris Pavilion w/ Khruangbin
24 – Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom w/ Khruangbin
25 – Detroit, Mich. @ Fox Theatre w/ Khruangbin
27 – Toronto, Canada @ TD Echo Beach w/ Khruangbin
28 – Montreal, Canada @ Place des Arts – Wilfrid Pelletier Hall w/ Khruangbin
30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore w/ Khruangbin

01 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
03 – Washington, D.C. @ Anthem w/ Khruangbin
04 – Boston, Mass. @ Agganis Arena w/ Khruangbin
05 – New York, N.Y. @ Radio City Music Hall w/ Khruangbin
06 – New York, N.Y. @ Radio City Music Hall w/ Khruangbin
23 – München, Germany @ Neue Theaterfabrik w/ Amber Mark
24 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall w/ Amber Mark
25 – Hamburg, Germany @ Docks w/ Amber Mark
27 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller w/ Amber Mark
28 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus w/ Amber Mark
29 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega w/ Amber Mark

01 – Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands @ afas live w/ Amber Mark
02 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB w/ Amber Mark
03 – Paris, France @ TRIANON w/ Amber Mark
05 – Bristol, U.K. @ O2 Academy w/ Amber Mark
07 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia w/ Amber Mark
09 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 Academy w/ Amber Mark
11 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute w/ Amber Mark
12 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Rock City w/ Amber Mark
14 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy w/ Amber Mark
15 – Leeds, U.K. @ O2 Academy w/ Amber Mark
17 – Brixton, U.K. @O2 Brixton Academy w/ Amber Mark