” But the new music on his follow-up record, Good Thing, shows his breadth reaches far beyond the retro, soul sound he's known for, bringing in some pop and funk. Leon is no stranger to breaking free of labels, as we'll learn in today's conversation with host Talia Schlanger. He shares about being an artsy black kid who didn't fit into his predominantly white, football-centric high school in Texas. And we'll also hear his cover of one of his favorite radio hits from that period in his life, and the role his parents play in his music.
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