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Khruangbin And Leon Bridges

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From their respective metropolises, Khruangbin and Leon Bridges offer fascinating variations on the notion of Texas Music. Fort Worth-base Bridges explores the strain of Soul that is more closely associated with Mississippi and Chicago than Lone Star State, while Houston trio Khruangbin dabbles in the strain of the global mind, stoner-friendly psychedelia that authorities didnt always look upon so kindly. Today, both artists find themselves rising stars, garnering millions of streams and promoting a vision of a more diverse and open Texas, one that lead to headlines like this. Two team up for a joint North American tour in 2018, but heading into studio together wasnt obvious next step. Their partnership might pay dividends down road, but at four songs in 20 minutes, Texas Sun is both tantalizing and a little half-bake. The title track gives a glimpse of how each party might bolster the other: Khruangbin bassist Laura Lee, guitarist Mark Speer, and drummer Donald Johnson impart some much-need looseness and pliancy to Bridges ' vocals, while the singer in turn grounds their wandering with song structures and sturdy vocals. Texas Sun is a simmering road-trip number, with Bridges delivery rendering that oppressive Sun into something more mellow. Khruangbin provide a head-nodding beat, but for all of their synergy, result still resemble boilerplate Bob Seger. Slinky Midnight could have been crib from the Numero Group's Eccentric Soul compilation. Bridges lyrics again situate us in a moving vehicle, this time at night instead of sweltering midday heat. They conjure a wistful mood, with lyrics that detail new love in the passenger seat, cruising around with no particular destination in mind, smoking with windows down, backseat beckoning from the rearview mirror. Put on your lavender / perfume and nice dress, Bridges croons sweetly. C-Side boasts the sultriest groove, with Lees ' loping bassline riding behind clopping cowbell and mallet percussion. But Bridges ' chorus is diffuse and unmemorable, and the percolating beat lingers in mind for longer than words. Smoky minor-key ballad Conversion showcases Bridge honey, unhurried delivery at its most effective. If anything, four songs leave you wanting more from this collaboration, offering up brief, blurry glimpses of their Texas landscape rather than expansive vistas that they might arrive at should they ride together a little longer.

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Taking stock

Houston Funk-soul trio Khruangbin have teamed up with fellow Texan Leon Bridges for Texas Sun, forthcoming four-song EP due on February 7. Collaborative EP begins during Bridges ' 2018 North American tour with a retro instrumental band, beginning with a one-off track that ended up yielding entire EPs worth of material. If you just let music do what it is supposed to do, it will reveal itself, Khruangbins bassist Laura Lee says of the project. We try to take that same approach with Leon. For us, it was opening up our world to have another person in it. But all of it feels like Texas to me. To coincide with the announcement, Bridges and Khruangbin have shared the project title track, meditative, twangy song that blends the band's Thai-Funk proclivities with Bridges ' rootsy vocals. Caressing you from Fort Worth to Amarillo, sings Bridges, as he breezily meditates on his homestates ' natural wonders. Come on roll with me til the sun dips low. Big sky country, Lee add, that what they call Texas.

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Whats next

Leon Bridges and Houston instrumental trio Khruangbin unveil simmering new tune, C-Side, from their upcoming collaborative EP, Texas Sun, out February 7 via Dead Oceans. C-Side opens with heavy bass thunk and quickly settles into expansive psych-soul groove ting with vibraphone and prickly guitars. Baby gets me high like a kite, Bridges croons, get me and do need no green / Just two lovers dancing at night / While horns blast in the street. C-Side marks the second offering off Texas Sun, following the title track, which was released in December. The project has its roots in Bridges and Khruangbins 2018 tour Together, and one-off Song Khruangbin sent Bridges, thinking his vocals would pair well with their instrumentals. That first track led to several more, with Khruangbin and Bridges recording the rest of Texas Sun with engineer Steve Christensen. If you just let music do what it is supposed to do, it will reveal itself, Khruangbins bassist Laura Lee says of the project. We try to take that same approach with Leon. For the US, it was opening up our world to have another person in it. But all of it feels like Texas to me.

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