Leon Bridges – Better Man


In the wake of SXSW, the musical illuminati have spoken and the consensus is that singer-songwriter Leon Bridges is poised to be the next big thing. Drawing comparisons to Sam Cooke with his retro, 60s-soul inspired sound and matching sartorial aesthetic, if you’re as keen on this era as we are you will definitely want to get acquainted with this Fort Worth artist.

Although the crooner has only a few singles to his name currently, keep an eye out for an album to be released via Columbia Records later this year. Meanwhile, doo-wop your way through “Better Man” below.

Bumblebeez – Next To You

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Perusing the music blogs this weekend, stumbled upon this retro pop ditty over at EMPT. Don’t know much about the Australian outfit Bumblebeez, but they are sure to catch lots of buzz as the featured track of the latest Lacoste ad with their song “Next To You.”

The actual video is a montage of romantic scenes from classic films like the one above (which, I’m a sucker for as we’ve established). Listen and languish in the sweet vibes of this irresistible tune below.

I don’t know what it is you’ve done to me,
but it feels so fresh just like a summer breeze.
Now I just know I want you close to me.

I just want to be next to you
I just want to be good to you.

I just want to be.