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Leon Bridges shares new track ‘Summer Moon’ with Kevin Kaarl

Today, Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter and artist Leon Bridges shared his latest track, “Summer Moon.” The song features Mexican indie singer and songwriter Kevin Kaarl and is available now through Columbia Records.

The track marks the first collaboration between the two artists. Bridges discovered Kaarl’s sound amid the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and reached out to him personally as soon as he could for help on “Summer Moon.” The resulting track revealed a sumptuous creative synergy between Bridges’ native Texas and Kaarl’s Mexico.

“I was inspired by this cafe called Summer Moon near my house that my friends Abe and Marcel used to frequent during the pandemic. The vibe is about searching for a connection with someone despite the fear of living through this time,” Bridges said in a press release. “I asked Kevin Kaarl to be a 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 that was my way of putting a shine on it.

The song has spacious production and allows Bridges’ evocative vocals to soar over a tight beat and simmering bassline. Kaarl responds to Bridges with a bilingual verse before returning to the harmonization.

“Around 2018, while browsing YouTube, I found a video that caught my eye. It was a music video for a song called ‘River’, and the song and the video really stuck in my head, being a very strong inspiration for me at the time. Even during the pandemic, I remember this song and its story being the main reference for the music video for one of my songs,” Kaarl added. “When they told me about a collaboration with Leon Bridges, I didn’t hesitate to accept. It was really something necessary and ‘Summer Moon’ is a very beautiful and real song. I’m happy to be able to participate in it . »

Bridges is currently touring Europe as part of The Boundless tour. Upon his return to the United States, he will perform his first-ever amphitheater and arena tour in the United States with stops in over 20 cities over the summer. See full dates below.

Listen to “Summer Moon” below.

Leon Bridges The Limitless Tour

(New dates in bold)

June 17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK #

June 18 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK #

June 19 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK #

June 21 – Eventim Apollo – London, UK #

June 22 – Eventim Apollo – London, UK #

June 23 – Brighton Dome – Brighton, UK #

June 26 – The Helix – Dublin, IE#

June 27 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK#

June 30 – Olympia – Paris, FR #

July 2 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, BE#

July 4 – Carlswerk Victoria – Cologne, DE#

July 5 – Tempodrom – Berlin, DE#

July 6 – Tonhalle – Munich, DE#

July 8 – Espai Port – Porta Ferrada Season Festival – Cataluna, ES

July 9 – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, ES

July 10 – Auditorio Mar De Vigo – Vigo, Pontevedra, ES#

July 12 – Coliseu do Porto–Porto, PT#

July 14 – Super Bock Super Rock – Lisbon, PT

July 29 The Theater at Virgin Las Vegas Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada*

July 30 The forum Los Angeles, CA*

July 31 The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park San Diego, California *

August 3 White Oak Music Room Houston, TX*

August 4 The Toyota Music Factory pavilion Dallas, TX *

August 6 Moody Center Austin, TX *

August 8 Fox Theater Atlanta, Georgia *

August 10 the anthem Washington D.C. *

August 13 Skyline scene at the Mann Philadelphia, PA*

August 14 Thompson’s Point Portland, ME*

August 16 Roadrunner Boston, MA*

August 18 Forest Hills Stadium New York, NY *

20 August Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario *

21st of August KEMBA LIVE! – Outdoor amphitheater Columbus, Ohio

August 22 Masonic Temple Theater Detroit, MI*

August 24 Credit Union Arena 1 Chicago, IL *

August 25 The armory Minneapolis, Minn.*

August 29 – Cloud Theater at Moda Center – Portland, OR*

August 30 – Marymoor Park – Seattle, WA*

September 2 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Aspen, Colorado

September 4 Oxbow River Scene Napa, California *

September 7 The Greek Theater Berkeley, California *

September 8 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, California *

*with Little Dragon

+ with Chiiild (previously announced)

# with Kirby (previously announced)