Hear Leon Bridges and John Mayer Team Up for Smooth Single "Inside Friend"

"I'd rather invite a gal over to lounge comfortably in the crib as opposed to go out somewhere crowded," says Bridges
Hear Leon Bridges and John Mayer Team Up for Smooth Single 'Inside Friend'
During a time when pretty much everyone is staying inside, soul singer Leon Bridges has released a very thematically appropriate new single called "Inside Friend," featuring John Mayer.

The song is a one-off and isn't tied to an album. Bridges and Mayer wrote the song during an off-the-cuff studio session last year. It's a smooth soul ballad with more reverb-soaked, ambient textures than we're used to hearing from Bridges — and of course there's some smooth guitar work from Mayer.

Bridges said in a statement:

The concept for "Inside Friend" came about from Mayer and I joking around in the studio about what an ideal date for an introvert or homebody like myself would be. I tour most of the year, so I'd rather invite a gal over to lounge comfortably in the crib as opposed to go out somewhere crowded. "Inside Friend" stayed on the back burner for a while because it didn't fit within the context of my third project, but the current state we're in globally compelled us to dig this back up and finish it. I hope people find it soothing and uplifting while we hole up indoors and get through this.

Hear the song below.