Swedish singer LÉON has been around since 2015 delivering a whole set of successful singles and EP’s, with over 250 million streams and even her tv-debut in the U.S. on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Some weeks ago she joined duo GREY for the successful song Want You Back.
Now she has her own, self-titled album out in the wild. She produced the majority of the songs with Los Angeles-based production duo Electric (Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Jonas Blue).
“I knew exactly what I wanted,” she explains. “I hear certain instruments in my head and bring in those influences. This time, I really honed in on a sound—it’s something I’ve had in my head forever, but didn’t bring to life until now.”
The album starts with the glorious ballad Lost Time, where LÉON’s deep voice sets the mark for melodious and catchy songs.
The album contains a whole set of songs that can be named a “bop”: Super-catchy and rememberable pop songs. Take the latest single “You and I” for example: That uptempo-song has a almost perfect chorus and is catchy as hell!
With Falling, LÉON is going more mid-tempo and soulful a direction that suits very well too.
Baby don’t talk is one of the songs, that has a slightly 60s vibe in it with that guitar sounds. But the drum and effect sounds make the connection to top modern pop production too. Again, LÉON delivers a super-strong chorus in this song.
But the Not-Singles-Songs are worth listening too – take “Come home to me” for instance: A stripped down to pure-piano driven, soulful ballad. Or Cruel to care, an acoustic-guitar based ballad.
LÉON releases a debut album that shows an already complete artist. Her voice guides through the songs that range from soulful ballads to pop-bangers like You and I. LÉON is here – and she is here to stay.