LÉON releases new single ‘Falling’, another infectious and emotional song that showcases LÉON’S soulful & distinctive vocal. This is another musical addition that highlights LÉON’S empowering and uncompromised body of work. After a SOLD OUT appearance at Islington’s Assembly Hall earlier this year, LÉON has now returned to the UK this July for a performance on Sunday Brunch last weekend & on the Sara Cox show this Sunday 14thJuly. To coincide with her UK trip, LÉON will also release a Limited edition Vinyl of her self-titled debut album. Single ‘Falling’ has also been added to BBC Radio 2’s ‘New to 2’ selection.
The album captures LÉON’s soaring vocal gift, a heady, emotionally resonant mix of powerhouse soul and retro spirit. Delving further reveals an artist with a songwriting gift that simmers with personality. She’s delicate, but dominant; reserved, but charismatic; instinctual, yet calculated; sensitive, but sarcastically funny. Enlisting the talents of production duo ELECTRIC to produce the bulk of the album, LÉON acted as an arranger in the studio, directing elements of the instrumentation and even performing keys and analogue synths.
“I knew exactly what I wanted,” she explains. “I hear certain instruments in my head and bring in those influences. In the past, one song was pop-electronic, while another was soul. This time, I really honed in on a sound by working alongside just a handful of people. It’s something I’ve had in my head forever, but didn’t bring to life until now. This cycle is very colourful. It’s different and bright.”