Hear This: No other song in 2015 showcased simplicity like Leon Bridges’ “Coming Home”

In Hear This, The A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, in honor of The Grammys, we’re stumping for songs we think should have been nominated for “Song Of The Year.”

Leon Bridges, “Coming Home” (2015)

By almost any measure, 2015 was a banner year for Fort Worth, Texas soul purist Leon Bridges, whose debut album Coming Home was released to rave reviews. He landed on several prestigious year-end lists, fully capitalized on his coveted Saturday Night Live slot, and got some choice screen time during the 2016 Grammy Awards, at which he was nominated for Best R&B Album. Granted, Bridges didn’t get his shine during the actual show—he lost his category to D’Angelo And The Vanguard—but in a high-profile ad for Squarespace that chronicles his journey from a busboy at a chophouse chain to a widely acclaimed …

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