John Mayer and Leon Bridges, a friendship duo we knew we needed, had a hangout jam session and created a new special one-off track out today. “Inside Friend” is a quarantine-themed love song featuring Mayer’s voice on background vocals (and his skillful guitar, of course) that blends oh-so-well with Bridge’s soulful tone.
Bridges said of the song in statement:
The concept for “Inside Friend” came about from Mayer and I joking around in the studio about what an ideal date for an introvert or homebody like myself would be. I tour most of the year, so I’d rather invite a gal over to lounge comfortably in the crib as opposed to go out somewhere crowded. “Inside Friend” stayed on the back burner for a while because it didn’t fit within the context of my third project, but the current state we’re in globally compelled us to dig this back up and finish it. I hope people find it soothing and uplifting while we hole up indoors and get through this.
Bridges will also join Mayer for the next episode of his “Current Mood” Instagram show on April 12. Listen to “Inside Friend” below .