With her hands fully on the reins, LÉON is ready to hit the ground running as she embarks on this new chapter. Making her welcomed return today with the release of a scorching new single, “Baby Don’t Talk,” the acclaimed Swedish artist offers listeners the first taste of what’s to come from her forthcoming debut album due in 2019 via her own LÉON Recordings imprint in partnership with BMG.
Described as “a sweet song with an arms-in-the-air chorus that belongs on the radio,” byThe FADER, the song was produced by Captain Cuts and is out worldwide on all digital platforms from today. Subtly underscored by echoing guitar and finger-snaps, “Baby Don’t Talk” features LÉON’s signature Stevie Nicks-esque rasp, as her voice melodically weaves in and out of the song’s infectious bassline and toe-tapping percussion.
“Baby Don’t Talk” imbues that robust, powerhouse soul and retro spirit that she is known and adored for, joining the ranks of what is now an impressive arsenal of work. Explaining the origin of the track, LÉON says, “In the studio, I was talking shit about how sometimes when you’re in a relationship for a while, you don’t want the person to talk and kill the vibe. It’s like,‘Let’s just have a good time.”
Recently, she launched her own LÉON Recordings imprint, partnering with BMG. Currently working on her debut album, LÉON offers a glimpse of what’s to come with her highly anticipated debut,“it’s something I’ve had in my head forever, but didn’t bring to life until now. This cycle is very colorful. It’s different and bright.”At the end of the day, LÉON just wants to make a meaningful connection with her music. “I want people to listen and relate,”she says. “If my music could be somebody’s soundtrack, that’d be amazing.”