Texas Sun EP [Translucent Orange Vinyl] (LP)
Khruangbin , Leon Bridges
Sometimes the most unlikely partnerships create the best results. That’s certainly the case with Thai funk trio Khruangbin and soul singer Leon Bridges, two Texas-based acts who joined forces for the excellent Texas Sun EP. The title track opens with haunting backroads chords before segueing into a globally-influenced melody that plays host to Bridges’ wistful, love-drunk lyrics. The vibe stays steady throughout the course of this short-but-sweet EP. It’s all sunshine and open roads, the freedom of nowhere to go and someone lovely to navigate the route by your side. Let’s hope this is the first of more collaborations between the two singular artists because Texas Sun is pure aural bliss.