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Leon Bridges Silences Critics With “River” Video

If you haven’t seen it yet, Leon Bridges’ new video for “River” dropped earlier today and it’s deep….It’s a hard look at different walks of life of Black America, and some of the images are the stirring reality of life for the people of Baltimore.

When I watched it, I couldn’t help but think back to just last September, when NPR’s Eric Drucker, in hisĀ A Rational ConversationĀ column, picked apart Bridges’ soul revival and video for “Coming Home,” along with UMass-Amherst assistant English professor Emily Lordi. Lordi claimed that Bridges’ “…vision of soul kind of turns the clock back on soul’s more radically political moment.”

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