To commemorate the release of Leon Bridges’ third album, Gold-Diggers Sound, the Texas soul legend has released a video for the album hit “Steam.” Bridges is in full-on groove mode on “Steam,” which isn’t just a silky-smooth song. Bridges moves in synchronized steps with pals (and occasionally alone) in numerous shots, while other images are more blatantly tranquil, with the camera gliding among clusters of trees at dusk.
Following his last album, 2018’s Good Thing, Gold-Diggers Sound has a few singles already out, including “Sweeter,” “Motorbike,” and “Why Don’t You Touch Me.” Prior to sharing “Motorbike,” Leon gave some insight about Gold-Diggers Sound. “I created this world with @rickyreed and @natemercereau at Gold Diggers Studio in East Hollywood over the course of two very long years,” Bridges wrote in an Instagram post. “With immense joy, greater purpose, and sometimes doubt, I labored over these eleven songs, but the record truly came together when I immersed myself in everything @golddiggersla making it my home, my escape, and the center of my creative world.”
The singer added, “The record features some remarkably talented friends, longtime collaborators and I believe it’s my most personal album yet.” Gold-Diggers Sound is highlighted by guest appearances from Terrace Martin, Ink, and Robert Glasper.