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Music by Bergman: Leon Bridges

We can enjoy the powerful voice of soul singer, Leon Bridges, when he presents Good Thingson the 11th  July. This new album highlights the evolution and renewal of the sound of this Fort Worth artist; a work that moves between jazz and soul classics, with shades of hip-hop.  Although he has often been compared to such great artists as Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, the singer has been able to create his own distinctive label. Tonight at Festival Jardins de Pedralbes.

 

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Best Covers: Her “A Change Is Gonna Come”

We were introduced to French duo Her a while back for their minimal, romantic, ethereal debut EP, and we were blown away by their impressive mood-setting sound. Now, they are returning to us with a cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”, and, although completely different from what we have previously heard from them, it is equally—if not more—impressive. The vocals found within are beyond any descriptions we can come up with, and the range displayed is absolutely incredible. With deftly arranged, primitive-sounding production also to boot, what we are left with is a stunning, emotional, throwback-sounding song bound to bring nostalgia to many. The track was somewhat of an unexpected surprise, and although it doesn’t signify any future material from the two, they’ve definitely proved to us the how versatile their sound can be.