Today, LÉON released an official music video for her critically acclaimed new single, “Baby Don’t Talk.” The 70’s inspired video was directed by Wendy McColm and comes with the welcomed news that the Swedish songstress and multi-instrumentalist will be releasing her highly anticipated debut album in 2019. The video also follows last week’s single release, intentionally timed to celebrate with her fans, the official 3 year anniversary of her debut single, “Tired Of Talking.”
“Baby Don’t Talk” offers listeners a luscious 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,” by The FADER, and “an essential listen” by V Magazine, with Time Magazine proclaiming it “a warm and upbeat track that straddles the divide between acoustic reflection and pure pop delight,” “Baby Don’t Talk” was produced by Captain Cuts and is out worldwide on all digital platforms now. Subtly underscored by echoing guitar and finger-snaps, the new cut 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.’”
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 250 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.”
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.”