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If anyone tries to say they were “born in the wrong generation,” just play them this song. 2016 was a year full of really cool, old-school soul, funk and rhythm & blues inspired tracks from the likes of Childish Gambino (see Redbone and much of Awaken, My Love), Bruno Mars (see basically the entirety of 24k Magic), and Leon Bridges (see Better Man, and the rest of Coming Home). With ‘Better Man,’ Bridges carries on the legacy of soul greats namely carrying strong resemblances to Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson. What ‘Better Man’ may lack in innovation, it makes up for with a great, uplifting melody, and such a strong groove. Give it a listen, trust me.
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