“An essential listen.” –W Magazine
“Instantly catchy” –Billboard
“LÉON is unstoppable” –Clash
Building off the success of her self-titled debut album, LÉON delivers her second single of the year ‘Who You Lovin’– a contemporary track that evokes elements of the 70’s mixed with her signature sad girl indie vibe. With a more assertive sound, LÉON gets candid about feeling haunted by a lost relationship and unapologetically wondering who they are lovin’. It’s the type of heart break hit you’ll keep on repeat after a breakup, right before the glow up.
“‘Who You Lovin’ is a song that I wrote a while back ago with my close friend and producer, Martin Stilling,” LÉON explains of how the song came about. “I recall feeling kind of frustrated over a certain situation when we wrote it and that the lyrics came out right away, pretty much. It was as if i felt a mixture of being mad and really tired of someone, but also a strong need to be seen and feeling wanted at the same time. So all of those emotions ended up in this song. It feels like I’ve waited for the right moment to release ‘Who You Lovin’ so i’m really happy that I get to share it with everybody now. I hope people will like it.”
The critically acclaimed Swedish artist also plans to release her sophomore full-length studio album later this year through LÉON Recordings, her imprint partnership with BMG.
Since releasing her career debut single in 2015, LÉON has consistently delivered with every release, demonstrates her knack for crafting emotive, tender, and unforgettable pop songs. The songstress has amassed over 440 million total global streams and is a regular critic’s favourite in the press, racking up praise from the likes of Vogue, Glamour, In-Style, The Fader, and more. In addition to making her late-night television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, she has sold out many headline shows worldwide and performed at U.S. festival staples including Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza.
According to LÉON, “Over the past few years, I’ve learned how to go with my gut and steer the wheel myself. 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.”
In 2020, LÉON shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned as she continues to evolve and embarks on the next chapter in her career, with more surprises for her fans along the way.
You almost don’t expect her to sing she’s so quietly cool…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 LÉON Recordings in partnership with BMG. This body of work brings her full circle. For the first time, she gets to call all of the shots. It’s liberating and illuminates her work at its purest. That’s why it’ll connect.