If you’ve been dreaming of a duet between two of the premier soul singers of our current time, then you’ll be stoked to know that Leon Bridges and Jazmine Sullivan have finally come together. The fruit of their effort can be found on Leon’s recently released Gold-Diggers Sound (Deluxe) — a slightly expanded version of his latest album — on new track “Summer Rain.”
Not to be confused with the Carl Thomas song of the same name, “Summer Rain” is a beautiful track set drifting by a lilting guitar melody, spare keys and the soft knock of drums. Leon is the first up on the mic, and he lulls us in with dulcet tones. “You’re speaking a language no one speaks / In a room that don’t exist,” he sings. “I’m just gonna shut up / And bear witness.” Jazmine is equally enamored on her verse as she responds to him, singing, “Forty days and forty nights / Wrapped in covers drenched in white / And it’s getting warmer like a sauna.” The intimate lyrics unveil a type of love that feels as simple as raindrops, making this one perfect for a quiet storm.
It goes without saying that this is one song you don’t want to miss. Let Leon Bridges and Jazmine Sullivan wash over you while you listen to their “Summer Rain” below and stick around to sing along to the song’s lyric video.