Fort Worth soul singer Leon Bridges is on a roll.
Last week, he was the buzziest cat to swing through South by Southwest, even earning a prestigious Grulke Prize for breaking new ground with his creativity and showing the most promise as an aspiring new artist. He was also recently slated for a set at the big-deal Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. All of this, of course, on top of his deal with Columbia Records.
Then Wednesday night, Bridges took the stage of The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform a smooth, brass-peppered tune called "Better Man." And he looked the part in a dapper blue suit behind a vintage microphone. How's that for hitting a high note? Check out the performance below.
UPDATE on March 26 at 2 p.m.: Central Track is reporting that Bridge's backing band was quite a star group, including White Denim's Austin Jenkins and Josh Block, Quaker City Nighthawk's Andrew Skates, The Orbans' Kenny Hollingsworth and sax man Ian Young, who you can find on M83's hit single "Midnight City."