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LÉON

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LÉON
📅 Released1 March 2019
⏳ Length34:39
🏷️ LabelLÉON Recordings / BMG
LÉON chronology
LÉON
(2019)
Apart
(2020)
Singles from LÉON
  1. "Baby Don't Talk"
    Released: 25 September 2018
  2. "Falling"
    Released: 9 November 2018
  3. "You And I"
    Released: 1 February 2019

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LÉON is the debut album by the Swedish indie-pop singer-songwriter LÉON. The self-titled album was released in March 2019 via her own LÉON Recordings in partnership with BMG. Despite the more upbeat tracks being promoted as singles ahead of the album's release, such as "Baby Don't Talk", "Falling" and the breakout single "You And I", overall, the album features up-tempo songs as well as more mellow compositions.

For the album, LÉON worked with the production teams ELECTRIC and Captain Cuts, while acting as an arranger in the studio and playing some instruments.[1] The resulting sound blends modern electronic pop production with more stripped down arrangements (such as the piano ballad "Come Home To Me"), while the varied styles on the album range from synth-pop to retro-pop and soul with country influences. One of the tracks on the album ("Cruel To Care") is a voice memo recorded on the phone.[2]

Although the album didn't make an impact on the charts, entering the Swedish chart only for one week, it generated very positive reviews praising its intricate melodies, bittersweet lyrics and the singer's smokey vocals,[3] which drew comparisons with Stevie Nicks and Amy Winehouse.[4]

To promote the album, LÉON embarked on a tour starting in Scandinavia, followed by several dates in other parts of Europe and the UK, before kicking off the final leg of the tour with more than 20 dates in North America.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Lost Time"Edvard Førre Erfjord - Henrik Michelsen - Lotta Lindgren - Sean DouglasElectric3:52
2."Falling"Erfjord - Michelsen - LindgrenElectric3:54
3."Hope Is A Heartache"Erfjord - Michelsen - LindgrenElectric3:21
4."Come Home To Me"Charlie McClean - Lindgren - Violet SkiesCharlie McClean3:45
5."Baby Don't Talk"Ben Berger - Lindgren - Ryan McMahon - Ryan RabinCaptain Cuts3:06
6."Better In The Dark"Berger - Douglas - Lindgren - McMahon - RabinCaptain Cuts2:59
7."Cruel To Care (Voice Memo)"Lindgren-3:24
8."Pink"Aron Bergerwall - LindgrenAron Bergerwall - Electric3:23
9."What You Said"Linus Wiklund - LindgrenElectric - Lotus IV3:26
10."You And I"Erfjord - Michelsen - Lindgren - Martin StillingElectric3:44
Total length:34:39

References[edit]

  1. "LÉON releases debut album & video for 'You And I'". TotalNtertainment. 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  2. "LÉON Talks Colorful Debut Album, "Want You Back," & More: Interview". idolator. 2019-03-04. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  3. "Léon by Léon – Album Review. Swedish singer-songwriter's winning debut". On: Yorkshire Magazine. 2019-04-05. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  4. "LÉON Defies Categorization, Delivers Dynamic & Distinctive Self-Titled Debut | Album Review". Albumism. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  5. "LÉON". Bandsintown. Retrieved 2021-03-20.


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