Leon Bridges Announces New Album ‘Gold-Diggers Sound’ & Shares Single

By Nate Todd May 14, 2021 12:09 pm PDT

Leon Bridges announced a new album, Gold-Diggers Sound, set to arrive on July 23 through Columbia Records. The soul singer-songwriter also shared the single, “Motorbike,” which arrived along with a video directed by Anderson .Paak.

Gold-Diggers Sound is the follow up to Bridges’ 2018 solo album, Good Thing. Bridges co-executive produced the new LP with Ricky Reed, who, along with Nate Mercereau, also handled additional production duties. Gold-Diggers Sound is named after the Los Angeles studio where it was captured. Bridges spoke about the process in a statement:

I spent two years jamming in what often felt like a musician’s paradise. We effortlessly moved from the dance floor to the studio. We would be finishing our tequilas at 10:00 a.m. and waking up with coffee and getting to work at 10:00 p.m. It was all for the love of R&B and musicianship. This is my most sensual and confident album to date and I cannot wait to unleash it.

The new single “Motorbike” follows previously released Gold-Diggers Sound track “Sweeter” featuring Terrace Martin. Leon also detailed “Motorbike” and its Bonnie & Clyde inspired video:

The inception of the song started with this afrobeat-type instrumental that my homeboy Nate Mercerau made. Prior to the session, I was in Puerto Rico for my 30th with some of my best friends, and the energy of that trip totally inspired this song. “Motorbike” is about living in the moment and escaping with someone. It’s the personification of that unspoken chemistry you have with that person. A special thank you to my man Anderson .Paak for the stunning visuals.

Watch the video for “Motorbike” below:

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