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ionnalee Reveals Second Single from New Album with Hypnotic Video

“One of the most exciting and visually innovative artists in music…merging beautiful icy synths with unconventional melodies and structures to create intangible yet dazzling music, each with a strong message to dissect”
 V Magazine
“Lee is making Kate Bush-influenced pop songs…there are moments of beauty in every single one” – The Fader
“Mysterious…intriguing” – Stereogum
“Expect a mysterious explosion of sound that carries the legacy of simmering euro-disco simmering in the background, obscured by decaying organic foliage sporting the first signs of spring flowers” – Flaunt Magazine
“Lee’s voice is delicate and otherworldly, weaving its way through warm synth blasts and creeping percussion” – The Guardian
“ionnalee is a natural evolution, a conduit for her singular vision, imbued with experiences past, yet marking the dawn of a fresh era” – AnOther Magazine
“More direct in her singing and backed by its commanding rhythm, [‘SAMARITAN’] challenges the heightened and unrealistic expectations of female artists today” – The 405


Avant-garde, self-made audiovisual pioneer ionnalee (Jonna Lee of iamamiwhoami) has debuted the second single from her forthcoming album REMEMBER THE FUTURE – listen to “Some Body” and watch the audiovisual directed by ionnalee and John StrandhREMEMBER THE FUTURE will be out May 31, 2019 via To whom it may concern.  Before launching her solo project as ionnalee, Lee spent almost a decade captivating and disturbing the music industry through the viral mixed media project and audiovisual mystery iamamiwhoami.
In support of the REMEMBER THE FUTUREionnalee is currently embarking on a North American tour with support from Allie X, and tickets to the remaining dates – many of which are already nearly sold out.
REMEMBER THE FUTURE is produced by ionnalee, features production contributions from Röyksopp and her longtime collaborator Claes Björklund (iamamiwhoami), and is mixed by Johannes Berglund (Fever Ray). Plus, the album features Zola Jesus, Röyksopp and Jennie Abrahamson. The Swedish singer, songwriter, producer, and director announced the album and tour last month via Brooklyn Veganand Billboard exclusively premiered the lead single, lush disco track “Open Sea” alongside a captivating sci-fi inspired video, which has since rocketed to 500K streams across all DSPs. Beyond her solo work, ionnalee recently remixed Moby’s single “The ceremony of innocence,” as well as being the masthead of Röyksopp’s live shows for the past three years including performing as part of their acclaimed show at Coachella 2017.
Across her audiovisual projects over the past decade, ionnalee has released a total of six musical albums and two online live concert installations, earning 57 million views on YouTube to date. Watch her recent performance on Swedish National TV as part of an Avicii remembrance. She released her first solo album and feature film, EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN, in 2018 and followed the album with a world tour funded through Kickstarter in just 5 days. The hugely successful tour sold out dates across Europe, US, and Latin America.

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