Monday Motivation: Leon Bridges

A new week has begun, and if you’re anything like the Haulix staff then you’re relying on the latest and greatest music to motivate you enough to get out of bed and explore all the world has to offer. We don’t blame you. We also like to party hard on the weekends. In fact, we love it almost as much as we hate waking up early on Monday for work, but if we have learned one thing over the last nine years it’s that you have to work towards your dreams every single day if you hope to have any chance in achieving them. 

This week it’s Leon Bridges who is making the growing list of tasks we need to accomplish in the days ahead appear far more manageable than we initially thought. I actually had the chance to catch Leon in concert this weekend Boston, where he played to a sold out 200 capacity club, and I walked away feeling as if my life had been changed. The style of music Leon plays has been around for over half a century, but there is something undeniable authentic about the way its presented in his songs. The influence from artists like Sam Cooke and Etta James is clear as can be, yet Bridges still finds a way to differentiate himself with his unique perspective on the world around him. 

If you enjoy this song and want to learn more about Bridges’ work, click here to read an interview we did with the young singer-songwriter at SXSW earlier this year. Leon’s debut album, Coming Home, arrives in stores next month.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.