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GRAMMY AWARD WINNER LEON BRIDGES RELEASES NEW TRACK “SUMMER MOON” WITH MEXICAN PHENOM KEVIN KAARL

THE BOUNDLESS TOUR UNDERWAY

Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges shares a new track entitled “Summer Moon” with Mexican indie singer and songwriter Kevin Kaarl. It is available now via Columbia Records; listen HERE.

“Summer Moon” marks their first collaboration. As the story goes, Leon discovered Kevin’s music in the midst of lockdown and instantly embraced it. He personally reached out to Kevin to guest on “Summer Moon,” uncovering rich creative synergy between his native Texas and Mexico.

With sparse and spacious production, the track layers Leon’s soulfully evocative vocals above a simmering beat and strong bass line. Meanwhile, Kevin responds with a bilingual verse before Leon joins him in harmony.

Regarding the single, Leon said, “I was Inspired by this coffee shop called Summer Moon near my home that my friends Abe and Marcel used to frequent during the pandemic. The vibe is about searching for connection with someone despite the fear of living during that time.  I hit up Kevin Kaarl to guest on the record as I became a fan of his work during the same period. Texas shares a special artistic relationship with Mexico and this felt like my way to put a shine on that.”

Kevin added, “Around 2018 browsing YouTube, I found a video that caught my attention. It was a music video for a song called ‘River,’ and the song and the video really got into my head, being a very strong source of inspiration for me at that time. Even during the pandemic, I remember that song along with its story was the main reference for the music video of a song of mine. When they told me about a collaboration with Leon Bridges, I didn’t hesitate to accept. It really was something necessary and ‘Summer Moon’ is a very beautiful and real song. I’m glad I can participate in it.”

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Spanish translation:
“Alrededor del 2018 navegando por YouTube me encontré un video que me llamó bastante la atención, era un video musical de una canción llamada River, y no es broma, de verdad tanto la cancion como el video se impregnaron bastante en mi cabeza, siendo una fuente de inspiración muy fuerte para mí en ese momento, incluso durante la pandemia recuerdo que aquella canción junto con su historia fue la principal referencia para crear el video musical de una canción mía. Cuando me platicaron de una colaboración con Leon Bridge no dude en aceptar, realmente era algo necesario y Summer Moon es una canción muy bella y real. Me alegra poder participar en ella.”

Right now, Leon is canvasing Europe on The Boundless Tour. He’ll bring his first-ever headlining amphitheater and arena tour back to the United States throughout the summer, with stops in over twenty cities across North America, including Los Angeles’s The Forum on July 30th and New York’s Forest Hills Stadium on August 18th. The Boundless Tour features all new dates, in addition to Leon’s previously announced Spring US and UK/EU dates.

The Boundless Tour will feature something for everyone, with Leon performing tracks from his Grammy Award nominated debut album Coming Home, his Grammy Award winning album Good Thing and his Grammy Award nominated third album Gold Diggers Sound as well as Texas Sun, his collaborative EP with Khruangbin. Gold-Diggers Sound, which is his most confident, intimate and sensual album to date, was named a Critics Pick by The New York Times and features breakout tracks including the Grammy Award nominated “Born Again” featuring Robert Glasper, “Motorbike,” “Why Don’t You Touch Me” and “Sweeter,” which he performed at the Democratic National Convention.

Tickets are available at LeonBridges.com.

LEON BRIDGES THE BOUNDLESS TOUR DATES (NEW DATES IN BOLD)                  
6/17/22            O2 Apollo                                                                    Manchester, UK #
6/18/22            O2 Academy                                                               Birmingham, UK #
6/19/22            O2 Academy                                                               Bristol, UK #
6/21/22            Eventim Apollo                                                            London, UK #
6/22/22            Eventim Apollo                                                            London, UK #
6/23/22            Brighton Dome                                                            Brighton, UK #
6/26/22            The Helix                                                                     Dublin, IE #
6/27/22            Usher Hall                                                                   Edinburgh, UK #
6/30/22            Olympia                                                                       Paris, FR #
7/2/22              Rock Werchter                                                            Werchter, BE #
7/4/22              Carlswerk Victoria                                                      Cologne, DE #
7/5/22              Tempodrom                                                                Berlin, DE #
7/6/22              Tonhalle                                                                      Munich, DE #
7/8/22              Espai Port – Porta Ferrada Season Festival              Cataluna, ES
7/9/22              Mad Cool Festival                                                       Madrid, ES
7/10/22            Auditorio Mar De Vigo                                               Vigo, Pontevedra, ES #
7/12/22            Coliseu do Porto                                                         Porto, PT #
7/14/22            Super Bock Super Rock                                             Lisbon, PT
7/29/22            The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas                Las Vegas, NV *
7/30/22            The Forum                                                                 Los Angeles, CA *
7/31/22            The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park                               San Diego, CA *
8/3/22              White Oak Music Hall                                               Houston, TX *
8/4/22              The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory                    Dallas, TX *
8/6/22              Moody Center                                                            Austin, TX *
8/8/22              Fox Theatre                                                               Atlanta, GA *
8/10/22            The Anthem                                                               Washington, DC *
8/13/22            Skyline Stage at The Mann                                      Philadelphia, PA *
8/14/22            Thompson’s Point                                                    Portland, ME *
8/16/22            Roadrunner                                                               Boston, MA *
8/18/22            Forest Hills Stadium                                                 New York, NY *
8/20/22            Scotiabank Arena                                                     Toronto, ON *
8/21/22            KEMBA LIVE! – Outdoor Amphitheater                  Columbus, OH
8/22/22            Masonic Temple Theatre                                         Detroit, MI *
8/24/22            Credit Union 1 Arena                                                Chicago, IL *
8/25/22            The Armory                                                               Minneapolis, MN *
8/29/22            Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center                   Portland, OR *
8/30/22            Marymoor Park                                                         Seattle, WA *
9/2/22              Jazz Aspen Snowmass                                            Aspen, CO     
9/4/22              Oxbow RiverStage                                                    Napa, CA *
9/7/22              The Greek Theatre                                                    Berkeley, CA *
9/8/22              Santa Barbara Bowl                                                 Santa Barbara, CA *

*with Little Dragon
+ with Chiiild (previously announced)
# with Kirby (previously announced)

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