On October 6th LÉON released her third EP, Surround Me, via Columbia Records. Another name to add to the growing list of amazing artists, and instantly recognisable talent from Sweden; LÉON's Surround Me is actually the second EP she has released this year, perfectly timed with the start of her North American tour. Surround Me is four tracks that stay loyal to the LÉON sound that we are familiar with. It's filled with honest and emotionally charged songwriting and powerful vocals.
The first track, "No Goodbyes", opens with light flutes and LÉON's classic rich vocals telling the story of an end of a relationship. Her vocals and songwriting are as passionate and fierce as ever, and although it tells of a somber situation, the track feels uplifting and hopeful. "I Believe in Us" follows with a light piano melody and LÉON's direct and emotionally chilling vocals. With honest and raw lyrics like, "Cause I've been dreaming that you love me in the morning/ Love me when the morning comes" this is the most vulnerable we've seen LÉON yet. Next up, "Body" is heavily packed with 70's inspired synths and lyric repetition giving off a major Fleetwood Mac vibe. Ending the EP, "Surround Me" takes a different direction for LÉON. Abandoning heartache, the track is a "let go and have fun" anthem showing she can go beyond somber piano ballads.