Texas natives Leon Bridges and Khruangbin have combined their considerable musical powers for a new collaborative EP, Texas Sun, that takes inspiration from their shared home state. The soul singer and psychedelic-funk trio dropped the title track today (Dec. 3), with the full EP arriving Feb. 7, 2020, on Dead Oceans, in partnership with Columbia Records and Night Time Stories Ltd.
Bridges and Khruangbin first crossed paths as the result of a joint tour in 2018, and discovered they had a similar laid-back musical ethos. Texas Sun was the instrumental trio’s first foray into writing with a vocalist, and results on the title track are cozy and seamless. “We try not to have too much of an intention, because it gets in the way of what the music wants to do,” says Khruangbin bassist Laura Lee. “If you just let the music do what it’s supposed to do, it will reveal itself. We tried 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.”
Listen to “Texas Sun” and the live debuts of “Texas Sun” and “C-Side” in Houston last month, and check out the EP art and tracklist, all below.
Texas Sun EP Art:
Texas Sun Tracklist:
1. Texas Sun