Tagged: paris

Now Watching: Leon Bridges Sings “The River” for La Blogothéque

Look, I’m not going to bother explaining the deal with Leon Bridges.  The fact is if you don’t know, you should.  And if you need help, see thisthis, this, or this.

Or, if you don’t like reading – all you really need to do is watch his Takeaway Show in Paris with La Blogothéque.  To summarize briefly: Leon’s voice is on point, the harmonies are soulful and soothing, the red wine is boss, and the Parisians give zero fucks.  It’s glorious.

So once you’ve watched and fallen head over heels, be sure to give the full album Coming Home a listen – I assure you it’s worth it.

Jack White’s Take Away Show Is Incredible

Really, there was no way this performance video wasn’t going to be incredible.  Let’s look at the ingredients of this magical and wonderful musical layer cake:

1) The Blogoteque – One of the OGs when it comes to cool and unique performance session videos, no one really does it better

2) Paris – The acoustics in this old chapel (Saint-Saturnin Chapel, Fontainebleau Castle) are incredible, and the setting is absolutely stunning (especially when they move up to the roof)

3) That Badass Silver Upright Bass – No need for elaboration on this one.

4) Jack White – Let’s be honest, the man is in his prime right now.  From demolishing vinyl sales, to being totally unimpressed by sports, to his fantastic arrangements, it seems that there is nothing Jack white can’t do.

So – take it all in, friends, and enjoy.