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10 quick ones with ionnalee
publishing date May 19, 2018
interviewer Calle Dernulf
publisher Redbull Music
photography John Strandh


The ingenious singer, producer and director will perform with iamamiwhoami in Stockholm May 19.

ionnalee has carved out a unique place for herself in the current musical landscape, combining powerful electronic pop with well though out visual elements that you won't find anywhere else. Earlier this year she took DYI to another level when she created a Kickstarter campaign to fund a world tour for her new album. The tour was funded in only 5 days. We had a few words with Jonna Lee, the mysterious artist – or should we say poet?


What's the most important thing we should know about you?

I’m relentless.

What do you think is the driving force in your life?

Setting myself free.

What is your present state of mind?

Focused and at ease.

What absolutely excites you right now?

The show I created. Making it come alive.

What was the first significant DIY you did?

Personal: running away from home to live in London age 17 

Creative: probably my independent club pop marathon for signed bands in Stockholm pre my first solo release.

What does the colour white mean to you?

A fresh start.

Tell us about (your) Ghost.

My ghost is the past. But it’s also the name of a white akita who was found homeless in Ireland and he came to me/us through a tip from a friend who adopted from the same shelter. He’s everything.

I wish I had never…

Spent so much time in the past. It’s gone.

A job that sounds interesting…

Is most creative jobs so i try them all. But i’d also be a good criminal profiler.

Everyone is afraid to be forgotten but…

Few does something worth remembering.

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