Bridges served up a sweet mix of neo-soul and R & B in his upbeat performance of the track, which hails from his 2018 album Good Thing. Listeners in "The Late Late Show” audience cheered as Bridges danced behind the mic while his band and backup singers rocked out behind him.
The song offers a sizzling contemplation of sharing a mutual attraction and falling in love. Bridges tried to keep things lyrically light as he looked out to the audience and sang, “Hey, mysterious/We don't have to act so serious/Be like nobody's watchin'/Only us/Baby, if it feels good then it must be/Bad how much I want you …”
The live “Late Late Show” crowd seemed to enjoy Bridges’ sunny vibe, intermittently whooping and clapping as he sang. (Watch his “If It Feels Good” performance on “Cordon” above).
Good Thing is the Texas native singer-songwriter’s critically-acclaimed sophomore studio album. The album was nominated for Best R & B Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Bridges won a Grammy for Best Traditional R & B Performance for its lead single “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand.” The album notably peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was also supported by the singles “Bad Bad News” and “Beyond.”
Bridges has garnered a lot of attention since his 2015 breakout with his debut album Coming Home, which also picked up a Best R & B Grammy nomination. The title track (which was also the album’s lead single) enjoyed a lot of success and became a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify.
Bridges has previously supported Sharon Van Etten, Pharrell and Harry Styles on tour. His headlining Good Thing Tour is extending into Spring 2019. Browse a list of select Leon Bridges live shows at AXS.