Leon Bridges‘ Coming Home LP landed on my list of top project from last year. It’s old soul and rock vibes along with the touching and poignant lyricism revolving around love and social issues made in a easy project to keep in rotation. It’s final song, “River,” is an acoustic-guitar-led, soothing experience of reinvigoration and self-discovery, and it now has the visual experience.
With today being the first day of Black History Month, Bridges highlights different struggles of black communities — living in low income situations, having people die or killed around you every day. But where there’s plenty of reason for solemn, Bridges wants there to be hope. As Bridges explained in a graphic below, a river is a symbol for “change and redemption.” And though there is much injustice in there world, it can partially be subsided with a bit of hopefulness.
Watch the video above, and read Bridges’ full explanation below.