Out september 5th via Parlophone Records
Better known for his iconic Hollywood roles, from the laid back ‘dude’ of The Big Lebowski, rough deliverer of justice as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit or Kevin Flynn in both the Tron movies, one thing you can say about Jeff Bridges is he’s a versatile man.
An Oscar winner for his portrayal of a grizzled former country music legend in the 2009 film Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges is Bridge’s major label debut and is produced by his Crazy Heart collaborator and friend of thirty plus years T Bone Burnett. The project is an organic extension and culmination of their personal, professional, and now musical friendship. But is it any good? Well, yes. In all honestly I was expecting a little more energy, the tracks are solid, and there’s no point where you bore of his country crooning, but neither does he excite you.
Bridges and Burnett, who is also known for his work with Allison Krauss and Robert Plant, Elton John and Leon Russell, met in 1980 when Kris Kristofferson introduced them during the filming of the motion picture Heaven’s Gate. The relationship has continued over the years as Burnett selected the songs that appeared on the soundtrack to the 1998 film The Big Lebowski, starring Bridges. T Bone also co-wrote several songs for the soundtrack to Crazy Heart, including “The Weary Kind,” which earned him his second Oscar nomination and first win for “Best Original Song,” along with Bingham, who also took home an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy Award for co-writing “The Weary Kind.”
I felt the strongest song of the album was Blue Car, where the tempo rises slightly and you gain a sense of fun. Technically I can’t fault the album and its a great achievement musically, especially for a debut. I just can’t say I feel passionate about it.
- What A Little Bit Of Love Can Do
- Will Wait
- Falling Short
- Maybe I Missed The Point
- Tumbling Vine
- Nothing Yet
- Blue Car
- Slow Boat
- Either Way
- Everything But Love
- The Quest