Texas Sun – [Khruangbin] & [Leon Bridges]
I’m always playing A&R in my brain, lining up producers with artists or building dream collaborations my head, still, my favorite collaborations are the ones that make me go, “Damn! I wish I had thought of that!” That’s the exact reaction I had when Khruangbin and Leon Bridges announced their joint EP, Texas Sun. Khruangbin is, bar none, my favorite group, making music right now. In my opinion, they are making some of the most unique and interesting stuff out there. Though I never would have thought to pair their instrumentals with Leon Bridges’ timeless, soulful voice, the collaboration is a perfect match; evidenced by the title track. “Texas Sun,” a country dusted ode to their home state. While the word “country” may turn some of you off, Khruangbin’s instrumental is more textured and diverse than the average country song, and Bridge’s voice gives it a more soulful feel. This one isn’t typically what we would share at Lyrical, but when acts as talented as Khruangbin and Bridges get together, it’s worth a listen; At the end of the day, good music is good music regardless of genre.