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Artist 101: LÉON

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If you love listening to pop music and calling yourself a
hipster, LÉON is the artist for you.
The singer’s rise to fame is just beginning, so now’s a great time to catch up
on her music. Straight out of Sweden, LÉON
will undoubtedly face lots of comparisons to Tove Lo, but rest assured that she comes with her own unique sound,
described by her as “indiepop/soul/whatever”. Her first EP, Treasure, was released not too long ago to the U.S. and it has the singer off to a great start. Containing four
songs, it’s the perfect pick-me-up and a great introduction to LÉON.

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The album’s title track, “Treasure” opens it up. It’s
the most conventionally pop song out of the ones listed, but I can’t say I’ve heard anything like it
before. LÉON has a strong set of pipes and could easily hold up any genre she
wanted to.

My personal favorite song of hers is “Nobody Cares”. It’s
super catchy without being pretentious, just the kind of thing conventional pop
stations could use right now.

“Léon’s Lullaby”, the closing track, starts out laid-back and
leads up to a wonderfully haunting melody. It’s a really well
produced song that showcases the singer’s versatility.

Overall EP Rating: 8/10
As far as first-ever EP’s go, Treasure is
pretty solid. The only thing I could possibly complain about is that it’s only four songs long. 

Don’t be surprised if you catch LÉON on the radio one of
these days. For now you can keep up with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Kathryn Placer



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