Too bad Nick Waterhouse isn't touring with Leon Bridges because "Katchi" is hot s*** — listen

What is "Katchi" though?

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If you've been absent, then know that the music section at CL has been fawning over Leon Bridges and his September 14 appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall for a while now.

Over the weekend, the 27-year-old songwriter gave us another reason to to gush, and he's got a co-conspirator this time around. "Katchi" is a three-and-half minute burner co-written with 30-year-old fellow soul-revivalist Nick Waterhouse written while the two guys were in Forth Worth, Texas getting massages.

CL EVENT CALENDAR: LEON BRIDGES W/ LIANNE LA HAVAS AT RUTH ECKERD HALL 09.14.16

"He was laying on the table while I strummed the chords, bare-chested, he shouted out, ‘She give me KATCHI!,'" Waterhouse recently told FADER. Apparently the term is Bridges' mother’s old Louisiana Indian term for "loving touch."

Waterhouse calls the cut a straight cruiser, and we aren't going to disagree. Listen to it below, and see Leon Bridges at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall next week on Wednesday September 14. Lianne La Havas opens the show, and more information is available on CL's events calendar.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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