Smooth Sailin'

Album: Coming Home (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This was inspired by some old gospel songs that Bridges had been listening to. "They were using this ship metaphor talking about God coming back," he told Radio.com. "I started writing and I turned it into seeing a nice girl and you want to say hello to her."
  • Leon Bridges made his Saturday Night Live debut on December 5, 2015 when he performed this song and "River" on the prime time show.
  • President Obama included this in his summertime playlist in 2016. Earlier that year, Bridges performed at the White House as part of a Smithsonian tribute to Ray Charles.
  • This was a #1 hit on the Adult Alternative Songs chart.

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