LEON the singer at Mercury Lounge NYC

LÉON took the stage with her three-person band, running through the songs from her EP in quick order.

LEON at Mercury Lounge

A few songs in, she covered the Arctic Monkeys' "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"

Swedish singer LEON at Mercury Lounge, NYC

In person, LÉON impressively shifted from sultry lounge singer to siren in seamless fashion.

LEON singing at Mercury Lounge

LÉON's really demonstrated how well her voice held up under pressure with stripped down songs like the closing track of her EP, titled "LÉON's Lullaby".

LEON and her band at Mercury Lounge, NYC

She also told us about how this was her first concert in NY (sold out, to boot). The next day, she would travel over the bridge to Brooklyn to play a second show at Baby's All Right.

LEON and her guitarist at Mercury Lounge

LÉON didn't save the crowd favorites for her encore (there wasn't one). "Nobody Cares" was right in the middle of her set. She told the story about how her producer convinced her to post it on Soundcloud, not knowing if it would gain traction. Luckily, it did.

A fan taking a video of LEON performing

One of my favorite things to do at concerts is to take photos of other people taking photos (though in this case, a video). Her last song of the night was a new song which I didn't get the name of, but I'm sure it'll be hitting YouTube soon.

LEON logo on the drums at Mercury Lounge

All in all, it was a great (albeit short) performance by an artist with tons of potential. If LÉON can keep up the momentum from her EP, we'll be hearing a lot more from her.