This Vintage Leon Bridges Tiny Desk Performance Is Stunning

If you need a little escapism, this is it. He’s an enchanting performer any time, but this Leon Bridges Tiny Desk Concert — filmed when he was just 26 — is truly exquisite. Although it’s an incredible performance on its own accord, it’s also a treat to look back at this artist when he was just developing and see the hints of what he has become.

“Surely there’s touches of Sam Cooke’s spiritual sound, but Leon Bridges has a way of making the familiar feel adventurous and new,” the description explains. “It may be because this is all new to him. He only picked up the guitar around the age of twenty and only began listening to classic soul music after friends told him he sounded like R&B musicians from long ago… He’s easy to love and tough to resist and his performance at the Tiny Desk with his fabulous band is a testament to what it means to sing from the heart.”

You can see the whole performance here:

 

 

Watching Leon Bridges perform anytime is a joy, but seeing this musical powerhouse come into his own — when we know the talent that he has become — is a true privilege.