Tuesday night at Minneapolis’’ Fine Line was one that I had been looking forward to since the show was announced. Swedish songstress Leon has been on my heavy rotation for months. I first fell in love with the Stockholm-born singer/songwriter when I stumbled across one of her breakout singles Treasure. Leon has come a long way since that single first debuted almost four years ago – 2019 saw the release of her debut album You & I. The first time I saw Leon live was opening up for a fellow vocal powerhouse – Jacob Banks. Banks and Leon played First Avenue 7th Street Entry and Leon was ever bit captivating and charming then as she was last night at the Fine Line.
Opening up the evening was another singer/songwriter – Morgan Saint. At just 24 years young – Morgan Saint, like Leon, is making major waves in the music world. She’s been touring heavily in the past few years but this was my first chance to see her live. And she did not disappoint. Her raspy vocals filled the Fine Line, layered over her synthy and electronic driven sound. Morgan Saint is touring in support of her newest album Alien which was released last year via Epic Records. Morgan Saint – again much like Leon – is an artist in every sense of the word. Morgan Saint discussed her record which she designed the artwork for herself. Her set was short and sweet but was the perfect way to kick off the evening. Expect plenty more from her in the coming months and years as well.
Leon is an artist in every sense of the word – she is a true performer, a show woman and songstress. She had the Fine Line hanging on her every word and the room was eating it up. I could have watched Leon all night but her set had to come to an end. I left the Fine Line more in love with Leon that ever. She is one to keep on your radar because I can only hope we continue to see plenty more from her in the coming years.
Her set featured Better in the Dark, Pink, Cruel to Care, Surround Me, Treasure and more.