Anxious Anthems & Leon Bridges

Anxious Anthems

Forget Keep Calm and Carry On. This week, Jim and Greg play their favorite Anxious Anthems. Then, they chat with some listeners to hear what songs make them nervous. Plus, the hosts sit down with soul singer Leon Bridges. Leon’s latest album, Good Thing, marks his transition into an adventurous new sound.

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Anxious Anthems

Forget keep calm and carry on. This week, Jim and Greg play their favorite Anxious Anthems. Then they chat with some listeners to hear what songs make them nervous.

Jim

  • The Feelies, The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness
  • Ida Maria, Oh My God
  • Toots and the Maytals, Pressure Drop

Greg

  • Lupe Fiasco, Beautiful Lasers (2 Ways)
  • Eurythmics, Beethoven (I Love to Listen to)
  • Pixies, Where Is My Mind

Listener Picks

  • Hannah from Crofton, MD: The Beatles, I’m So Tired
  • Jean from Evanston, IL: The Boomtown Rats, Someone’s Looking At You

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Jim and Greg sit down with Texas soul singer Leon Bridges. Leon’s debut album, 2015’s Coming Home, was drenched in a retro 1960s vibe reminiscent of Sam Cooke. For his sophomore effort, Bridges told Jim and Greg that he didn’t want to be put in a box stylistically: I wanted to make something that was reflective of all the styles of R&B that I dig. Leon’s latest album, Good Thing, takes a complete 180; and marks his transition into an adventurous new sound that’s more akin to R&B artists like Prince and D’Angelo.

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