In case you weren’t aware, it’s Leo season. Known for choosing careers in the performing arts field due to their love of attention and flare for the dramatics, Leos are represented by famous artists like Shawn Mendes, Dua Lipa, Lil Pump, and Lil Uzi. With the fire season in full swing (July 22 to August 21), we’ve chosen some of our favorite artists that exemplify what it means to be a Leo. In honor of being the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, we’re giving you five artists who embody the spirit of Leo season.
Self-made star Clairo possesses the kind of self-assured, fiery aura that makes her born for the spotlight. Equipped with a love for music from a young age, Clairo began teaching herself guitar from online tutorials, and uploaded her own singing videos to YouTube later on. The success of her laid back indie-pop tunes and syrupy sweet voice are due to both pure talent and steady determination. With her carefree energy and fluid, radiant sound, Clairo’s hypnotizing vibe and fierceness make her style perfectly reminiscent of Leo season.
Breakout star Ari Leff, better known as Lauv, first gained traction with his hit “The Other,” which now has now reached over 160 million streams on Spotify. Lauv’s laid back, feel-good tracks take influence from, pop, R&B, and electronic music, creating an eclectic mix of playful sounds. His airy, lively, tunes are a sure way to put you in the positive, energetic spirit of Leo Season. The optimism and sheer lighthearted exuberance that Lauv translates through his music is reflective of exactly what this time of year should be embracing.
Norweigan popstar Dagny’s unapologetically bold nature, and unfiltered honesty makes her one of the perfect artists to listen to if you want to adopt that same element of fearlessness this Leo season. She has an avante-garde and adventurous style to her, yet the emotional, meaningful truth to her lyrics give her that soft side that makes her so well-rounded and likable. With such ear-catching lyrics and a straightforward, headstrong attitude, Dagny has an undeniably commanding presence to her.
Indie babe Phoebe Bridgers’ tender lyrics and honest, raw sound began capturing the hearts of her quickly growing fanbase back in 2015 with her debut EP Killer. But don’t let her emotive, gentle style fool you- she’s a brilliant powerhouse that’s amassed millions of streams on Spotify and she’s leaving her impact on the industry. Her courage in tackling her own emotions and her lionhearted expression of personal sentiment makes her an absolute force to be reckoned with. If you’re in your feels this Leo season, I highly recommend escaping into Pheobe Bridgers’ dreamy tracks.
Janelle Kroll is both sweet and edgy with her absolutely mesmerizing voice and her blend of an electro-pop and R&B vibe. Her experimental, daring approach to music is a testament to her notable perseverance and creativity. A natural born star, Kroll has a luminous, confident air to her that keeps her pushing boundaries and adamantly exploring the depths of her own music. Her warm, inviting music and valiant attitude is what Leo season is all about.