Published Apr 10, 2020During a time when pretty much everyone is staying inside, soul singer Leon Bridges has released a very thematically appropriate new single called "Inside Friend," featuring John Mayer.
The song is a one-off and isn't tied to an album. Bridges and Mayer wrote the song during an off-the-cuff studio session last year. It's a smooth soul ballad with more reverb-soaked, ambient textures than we're used to hearing from Bridges — and of course there's some smooth guitar work from Mayer.
Bridges said in a statement:
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.
Hear the song below.