R&B music has changed drastically over the past few decades. Some say for the worst while others completely enjoy it. I on the other hand have mixed feelings about it. I still think R. Kelly is one of the best to ever do it with his graphic but sometimes moving music. No one can match D’Angelo in my opinion with Maxwell being a distant second but their music is vastly different than what is currently on the radio.
That classic R&B/soul feel is still being produced by a handful of artists which include Leon Bridges. Bridges revitalizes the R&B genre with his soulful and romantic lyrics. His backing band provides live instrumentals to a wonderful sound. “Better Man” is a song about a man trying desperately to make up for past deeds with his lover. Check it out above.