The release of Good Thing shattered any fears that Leon Bridges would succumb to a sophomore slump. Coming Home was such a smash debut for the then-25-year-old, it was hard to imagine anything possibly living up to it. By taking a perfectly executed left turn, Bridges was able to re-introduce himself and still deliver to the fans who were waiting patiently.
He did the same thing at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, an impeccably crisp look accompanying his fresh energy. The stage presence on the Coming Home tour was a little more subdued, Bridges’ shyness apparent but endearing. Good Thing is threaded with a funkier, playful vibe that invites much more than a shoulder shuffle. It carries a groove so deep that Bridges himself wouldn’t be able to deny it — and his live show proves it. Clad in stark white overalls and drool-worthy Nikes, and flanked by a full band wearing nearly the same, as he danced his way across the stage it was hard not to mistake Bridges and his crew for angels descending. They even brought John Mayer out to “O” face his way through a few jams…so, maybe they were angels.
They sure as hell sounded like it.