With effortless style equally reverent of dreamy sixties Laurel Canyon and modern day Europe, Swedish songstress LÉON projects the kind of understated confidence a non-chatty Quentin Tarantino character might have.
She’s delicate, but dominant. She’s reserved, but charismatic. She’s instinctual, yet calculated. She’s sensitive, but sarcastically funny. She’s also completely in control of her own destiny— but she doesn’t need to tell you. Rather, you just kind of know she’s in charge. Once she steps up to a microphone, you get that from the robust powerhouse soul and retro spirit. Both of which shine through her 2019 self-titled full-length debut, LÉON. That extends to the release itself. Stepping up her game all around, LÉON took the reins and she’s in control this time, releasing it via her own LL Entertainment in partnership with BMG. Her follow up, Apart, came shortly after in 2020 to critical acclaim, featuring the singles “In A Strangers Arms” and “Chasing A Feeling”. Her third studio album, Circles, released on March 4th, 2022 via her label imprint with BMG.
“Over the past few years, I’ve learned how to go with my gut and steer the wheel myself,” she admits. “If it doesn’t feel right to me, I don’t pursue it. In the end, I stand behind the music I make, and I’m in control.”
Since emerging in 2015, she earned that wisdom and freedom by a prolific series of releases and countless performances. A trio of EPs—Treasure , For You , and Surround Me —announced her arrival as an international presence, and she has now amassed over 900 million cumulative streams, made her North American late-night television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and earned widespread critical acclaim with Vogue dubbing her “Sweden’s next big thing.”