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Leon Bridges Shares “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” Video

Good Thing Due Out May 4 via Columbia

Apr 02, 2018 Leon Bridges
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Leon Bridges is releasing a new album, Good Thing, on May 4 via Columbia. He previously shared two songs from it: “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” and “Bad Bad News,” as well as a video for “Bad Bad News.” Now he has shared a video for “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand.” Natalie Rae directed the video (as she did with “Bad Bad News”), which features Bridges as a guardian angel of sorts. Watch it below.

Rae had this to say about the video in a press release: “‘Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand’ is about the human desire to connect to each other while we live in a world increasing separating us. We watch Leon unable to be grounded as he floats through the lives of people who are disconnected. As he sings we tap into an increasingly common feeling of disconnection from each other and ourselves. Leon’s tries to feel connected through bringing comfort to the people he crosses like a guardian angel, until we find out who he is looking for. The video leaves us wondering what may linger in loss and regret if we are not able to be present to the relationships around us.”

The Texas soul singer released his debut album, Coming Home, in 2015 via Columbia, which was fueled by its hit title track. Good Thing is his sophomore album. Ricky Reed executive produced Good Thing and co-wrote its songs.

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paper writer
April 27th 2018
12:46am

The text of the song is particularly interesting. As a linguist, I usually and normally notice such things in songs. Wrong grammar use, slang vocabulary - and that’s not all.