Swedish songstress and multi-instrumentalist LÉON springs her recent video for her single “Baby Don’t Talk.” Wendy McColm’s direction sees the artist in a 70’s inspired show, dazzling an audience with her self-assured demeanor and well choreographed ensemble that empower within each scene. The cool and retro track meets a well accompanied visual that raises anticipation for that artist’s debut album, set to be released next year via her own LÉON Recordings, partnership with BMG.
Tucked beneath a highly upbeat swing — luxurious finger snaps and deep bass lines — “Baby Don’t Talk” straddles a retro anthem with pop charisma. Lacquered with synth-fusion, the smallest details of the track, such as a faded guitar chime, eloquently flourishes the minimal, yet assertive lines. “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,’” LÉON explains on the intent and charmingly, honest hook, “I like it when you don’t say nothing.” Pulsated with LÉON’s signature rasp and commanding delivery, “Baby Don’t Talk” throws the artist into the main currents of feel good notoriety.