R&B traditionalist Leon Bridges and the renowned John Mayer master the art of quarantine and chill on their latest collaboration “Inside Friend.”
Generating sounds from an electric guitar and other majestic grooves, Bridges and Mayer create a serene tune that describes the warm embrace shared between them and their romantic partners at home.
This ear-pleasing track marks Bridges’ first offering of 2020. The Grammy winner spent most of last year laying low, with the expectation of his work with Khruangbin (Texas Sun) and Noah Cryus (“July”).
Good Thing, Bridges sophomore album, landed in a notable region of Rated R&B’s top 25 R&B albums of 2018. He is currently working on his third album, which he looks at as a progression in his artistry.
“I want to contribute something to the R&B game that hasn’t been done before,” Bridges told Rated R&B in April 2019. “I think the way to do that is to incorporate shit that people don’t think would belong in R&B such as instrumentation from country — like a fucking slide guitar — in a steamy, making-love song. So, it’s about bringing other elements into this new project. It’s something daily I’m trying to figure out.”
Listen to “Inside Friend” by Leon Bridges and John Mayer below.