After closing out 2018 with the release of “Falling,” which Billboardhailed as her “most infectious song yet,” LÉON is kicking off 2019 with a brand new collaboration with Los Angeles-based production duo, Grey called “Want You Back,” out today via Island Records.
The new collaboration follows LÉON’s single, “Falling,” taken from her forthcoming self-titled debut album, due out later this year via her own LÉON Recordings imprint in partnership with BMG.“Want You Back” featuring LÉON sees both artists confidently leaping into new territory. A rush of piano, echoing beats, and rich orchestration creates an inimitable and idiosyncratic soundscape.
Listen to “Want You Back” HERE.
Talking about the new song with the GRAMMY®-nominated duo, LÉON explains: “I’m so happy that this song is finally out in the world! Working with Kyle and Michael on this one has been so fun and special, and I’m really proud of being a part of it. Ever since I recorded it with them I’ve been looking forward to you guys hearing it. Hopefully you’ll love it as much as I do.” “Want You Back,” Michael (one half of Grey) sums up, “really shows the scope of our sound for the first time. We were listening to LÉON a lot and thought she would fit perfectly. She ultimately did. Musically, we want to bring something weird and unique to pop. This song does that. It allfelt meant to be.”
LÉON’s made her triumphant return this past fall, with “Baby Don’t Talk,” which was released on the official 3 year anniversary of her debut single, “Tired Of Talking” and hailed by The FADER as “a sweet song with an arms-in-the-air chorus that belongs on the radio,” with V Magazine calling it “an essential listen” and Time Magazine proclaiming it “a warm and upbeat track that straddles the divide between acoustic reflection and pure pop delight. Watch the beautiful 70’s inspired video for “Baby Don’t Talk,” directed by Wendy McColm HERE.
Recently, she launched her own LÉON Recordings imprint, partnering with BMGand will be releasing her debut album this year. LÉON reveals on 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.”
Since emerging in 2015, LÉON 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 as she amassed over 300 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.”
Stay tuned for more new music and announcements for 2019, coming soon.