Although Swedish singer/songwriter LÉON is still a relative mystery in our neck of the woods, based on what we know of the postmodern chanteuse, we’re a fan (And, according to Wikipedia, so is Katy Perry.) Late in 2015 LÉON released the four-song Treasure EP, boasting possibly the best “blue-eyed soul” since Duffy’s debut. A week ago LÉON posted her latest official music video, “Liar,” on YouTube, which features the songstress eloquently navigating the rituals of everyday life, while pondering the emotionally-hardest-to-swallow aspects of being a human, set to maybe the best ballad of 2017. In addition, LÉON kicks off her US tour this Wednesday in Boston, and will find herself at Boot & Saddle on February 2nd. Have a look and listen to her latest below and come cuddle up with her cozy musical existentialism at Philthy’s favorite former honky-tonk this Thursday.
January 31, 2017