In the space of just 6 months, Leon Bridges has risen from relative obscurity to become one of the most hotly tipped musicians in the world. Having burst on to the scene towards the end of last year, his brand of gospel infused southern-soul has earned him spots on countless ones-to-watch lists (including our own) and sparked a record label bidding war.

Now signed with Columbia Records, he is preparing to release his debut album, Coming Home, on the 23rd June and earlier this week shared a track from the forthcoming LP, the stunning River.

River is a stripped back affair, with an acoustic guitar and a steady tambourine clap providing the only accompaniments to Leon’s soulful vocals. The result is a profoundly moving track that will rightly raise the excitement surrounding Leon and increase anticipation for the album – I for one can’t wait to hear it in full.