OPEN SEA” is a song by ionnalee released in 2019 on her solo album REMEMBER THE FUTURE, the sophomore under this moniker. It was released on February 8, as the album’s lead single.

The song was originally written for Lee’s scrapped solo album, mouth of a river, recorded after iamamiwhoami’s bounty in 2010, as a prequel to 2014’s BLUE.[1] This version wasn’t released until 2020, as part of the KRONOLOGI playlist.


The music video premiered via Billboard.com[2] on February 7, 2020. It was directed by ionnalee and John Strandh.


ASCEND edit[]

On February 21, 2019, Lee also released the “ASCEND edit”, an alternate version of the song produced entirely by herself. It came with an edited version of the original video.

KRONOLOGI version[]

The mouth of a river version was released on May 15, 2020, on the KRONOLOGI playlist, under the title “mouth’s open sea”. This version includes slightly different lyrics, aligning better with its alternate title, “pirates”.

Live performances[]

  • 2019-04-19: Elsewhere, Brooklyn, United States


Release history[]

Date Release Format
2019-02-07 OPEN SEA Video
2019-02-08 Digital single
2020-05-15 mouth’s open sea (KRONOLOGI version)


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