ionnalee is the solo project of audiovisual project iamamiwhoami’s creator and front person Jonna Lee.
ionnalee represents both a new beginning and the continuation of a story still unfolding. a decade into her solo career, Swedish pop maverick Jonna Lee steps outside of the pioneering audio/visual world she spearheaded and helped create in the shape of the enigmatic audiovisual project iamamiwhoami, via a rawer, more upfront solo project lead by punchy lead single, SAMARITAN, and a visual alliance with COMME des GARÇONS.
while iamamiwhoami was, musically, the work of two people (Lee, alongside producer Claes Björklund), ionnalee’s music is the creative vision of just one person, fully in control of her output and unafraid to leave her mark. “ionnalee is me, with a history stretching further back than iamamiwhoami, continuing my progress past it”, Lee explains. “i collaborated mostly with myself and pushed through from co-producer to producer, experimenting with the mixing of organic and electronic genres, moods, soundscapes and beats, always putting my voice in focus”. if her early solo material was a whisper, then SAMARITAN – about the unattainable idol-worship of female artists – is a passionate roar.