Leon Bridges and Khruangbin headed out on a joint North American tour last year, stretching from Los Angeles to New York. And now, the retro-soul singer and the instrumental psych-funk trio, both Texas natives, are teaming up again for a collaborative EP out in February called Texas Sun.
“We try not to have too much of an intention, because it gets in the way of what the music wants to do,” Khruangbin bassist Laura Lee says. “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.”
“It all feels like a cross-country Texas drive to me,” she continues. “I hope that people can listen to it while putting themselves in that headspace. Some of my favorite moments listening to music are me by myself in a car — or preferably a truck — driving across Texas.”
Today, Bridges and Khruangbin are sharing the EP’s title track and lead single “Texas Sun,” an easygoing groove with a dusty backbeat and flamenco guitar strums under Bridges’ homesick lyrics. Listen and check out the EP’s full tracklist below.
01 “Texas Sun”
Texas Sun is out 2/7 via Dead Oceans with Columbia Records and Night Time Stories Pre-order it here.