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When two of your favourite new artists join forces to collaborate you can’t help but be thrilled at the possibilities. Such is the case when I stumbled across Texas Sun by Leon Bridges and Khruangbin. A fitting title for the two acts that hail from Fort Worth and Houston, respectively. No doubt these rising stars crossed paths on the Texas circuit through the years and have managed to draw from what makes both of them so appealing.
Leon’s signature vocals work their usual magic expressing love, longing and connection to his muse, this time taking the form of an appreciation for the Lone Star State. Khruangbin provides a suitable backdrop with their funky and soulful sound that doesn’t usually feature such up front and steady vocal stylings. It works. It works really well, and I take comfort in knowing that these artists are unique and talented enough that they should be around for a very long time.
JT James is a DJ, producer and writer based out of Vancouver, Canada. A veteran of the DJ and recording worlds. he has produced several projects in the genres of hip hop and electronic music under various aliases such as James Divine, Track Nicholson and Sandy Villanova. When he’s not on the decks, in the studio or staring into a blank word document you can catch him at the beach, hiking through the forest or telling people how much yoga can change their life. Look out for his latest project Wulvun and their debut single ‘Far Away’ streaming now on all major platforms.
Wulvun Single https://youtu.be/LPDQThtj_TA