River - Leon Bridges
So, Leon Bridges had sort of a big 2015. NPR spotlight, debut album, Apple TV ad, Saturday Night Live performance. His music is timeless, but if you didn’t know anything about him, you might guess this song was from the 50s or 60s.
This is just a really beautiful song. It’s incredibly simple and straightforward, just Leon Bridges, his guitar, a tambourine, and some gospel-style backing vocals. That’s all it takes.