Leon Bridges, Grammy Award-winning artist and songwriter, releases ‘Inside Friend’ featuring John Mayer. Listen here.
The release is accompanied by new ‘Inside Friend’ merchandise on Leon’s online store, with all proceeds going to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund was set up by The Recording Academy to help the thousands of music creators and professionals whose livelihoods are being affected by the global pandemic.
Speaking about the track, Leon says: “The concept for ‘Inside Friend’ came about from Mayer and I joking around in the studio about what an ideal date for an introvert or homebody like myself would be. I tour most of the year, so I’d rather invite a gal over to lounge comfortably in the crib as opposed to go out somewhere crowded. ‘Inside Friend’ stayed on the back burner for a while because it didn’t fit within the context of my third project, but the current state we’re in globally compelled us to dig this back up and finish it. I hope people find it soothing and uplifting while we hole up indoors and get through this.”
‘Inside Friend’ is the latest in a string of new collaborations from Leon Bridges, including Texas Sun, a collaborative EP with Khruangbin, and ‘July’ with Noah Cyrus. Leon is also set to appear on John’s new web series, Current Mood. Fans can tune in to hear the duo discuss the new collaboration via John’s Instagram on April 12.