Smooth Sailin'

Leon Bridges

About Smooth Sailin'

"Smooth Sailin'" is a song co-written and performed by American rhythm and blues singer Leon Bridges, issued as the second single from his debut studio album Coming Home. As of January 9, 2016, the song has reached #1 on the Billboard Triple A chart. On December 5, 2015, Bridges performed "Smooth Sailin'" on Saturday Night Live.


Year:
2015
3:07
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#3

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Over the horizon
She's smooth sailin'
These concrete seas
Now she's headed
East down the boule, the vard

Sugar
Said I like the way (Like the way)
Said I like the way (Like the way)
You sail your ship down
Let me be your cargo

I won't wear you down
No honey I won't
Wear you down

I don't really know
Her destination
But I got a feeling I
Get to be your passenger
Sugar let me be your passenger

Sugar
Said I like the way (Like the way)
Said I like the way (Like the way)
You sail your ship down
Let me be your cargo

I won't wear you down
No honey I won't
Wear you down

She's smooth
Smooth sailin' (Smooth sailin' yeah)
She's smooth
Smooth, darling

Sweet pretty baby
Won't you be my lady, oh
Sweet honey, darling
You know I'm calling
I want you

Sugar
Said I like the way (Like the way)
Said I like the way (Like the way)
You sail your ship down
Let me be your cargo

I won't wear you down
No honey I won't
Wear you down

She's smooth
Smooth sailin' (Smooth sailin' yeah)
She's smooth, oh, darling

Sweet pretty baby
Won't you be my lady, oh
Sweet honey, darling
You know I'm calling
I want you

Sugar
Said I like the way (Like the way)
Said I like the way (Like the way)
You sail your ship down
Let me be your cargo

I won't wear you down
No honey I won't

Wear you down

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Leon Bridges

Todd Michael "Leon" Bridges (born July 13, 1989) is an American soul singer, songwriter and record producer from Fort Worth, Texas. He is best known for his song "Coming Home", which received regular airplay and was also a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify. Bridges' debut album, also titled Coming Home, was released on June 23, 2015, on Columbia Records and subsequently nominated for Best R&B Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. more »

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Written by: AUSTIN JENKINS, CHRIS VIVION, JOSHUA BLOCK, TODD MICHAEL BRIDGES

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing

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11 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"Smooth Sailin" is characterized under the Soul and R&B genres, providing a blend of smooth vocals with the soulful rhythm of classic old-school music.
Date of Release
The song "Smooth Sailin'" was released in June 2015 as a part of Leon Bridges' debut studio album "Coming Home".
Grammy Nomination
Leon Bridges' debut album, which features "Smooth Sailin'", was nominated for the Best R&B album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
Chart Performance
"Smooth Sailin'" peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart showcasing its popularity among listeners.
Connection with Old-School Music
The song's style is heavily reminiscent of 50's and 60's soul music, showing Leon Bridges' deep inspiration from music of that era.
Song Composition
"Smooth Sailin'" was co-written by Bridges and Austin Jenkins, who is also known for his work with the band White Denim.
Production
The song was recorded entirely analog, with no use of any digital equipment, reflecting Bridges' commitment to the authentic sound of classic soul music.
Music Video
The music video for "Smooth Sailin'" which was released on the same day as the song, features Leon Bridges and a group of dancers performing choreographed moves, adding a visual aesthetic to complement the song.
A Staple Live Performance
"Smooth Sailin'" has been a constant staple in Leon Bridges' live performances due to its high energy and crowd-pleasing elements.
Critical Acclaim
As with most of Leon Bridges' music, "Smooth Sailin'" was met with critical acclaim with Billboard describing it as a "golden-hued cruiser".
Personal Significance
In an interview with NPR, Bridges mentioned that "Smooth Sailin'" is one of his most personal songs as it pays homage to his mother and his hometown: Fort Worth, Texas.

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