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REMEMBER THE FUTURE is the second full-length album under the moniker ionnalee released May 31, 2019 on To whom it may concern. It is produced by ionnalee and features a collaboration with Claes Björklund (iamamiwhoami) and mix by Johannes Berglund (Fever Ray).

Background[]

Talking about its conception and its vision, she remarks that "As the EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN tour finally happened, the audience response knocked me off my feet. It became a real game-changer for me. After my last album was made, there was no plan to go back into the studio. I was exhausted and have struggled with health and motivation to even continue working as an artist. But in between touring I found myself alone in my studio at every given chance, so inspired from that whole synergy I experienced with the audience on stage, that this natural flow happened, and I wanted to give back to them.

It’s a hopeful visionary story of daring to dream, and shooting for the stars, despite the paradoxical underlying chafing dystopia that we are destroying our planet.

To me, the album has a kinetic energy. I felt much more confident and free when producing it, both as an artist and a producer."

On May 30, 2019, the album exclusively digitally premiered on NYLON.com ahead of its release.

Some of the songs were part of ionnalee's 2010 scrapped solo album, mouth of a river, recorded after iamamiwhoami's bounty, but were reworked with "a completely different shape, lyrics and sounds".[1]

Tracklist[]

  1. OPEN SEA — 4:29
  2. WIPE IT OFF — 3:42
  3. SOME BODY — 4:20
  4. MATTERS (with Zola Jesus) — 6:40
  5. ISLANDER — 4:28
  6. REMEMBER THE FUTURE — 5:13
  7. CRYSTAL (with Jennie Abrahamson) — 5:54
  8. RACE AGAINST — 2:41
  9. SILENCE MY DRUM — 3:46
  10. MYSTERIES OF LOVE — 4:40
  11. i KEEP — 4:14

Credits[]

Trivia[]

  • The album cover was photographed at a Stenbrottet in Stenhamra, Stockholm.

Singles[]

Videos[]

Release history[]

REMEMBER THE FUTURE

Format Distributor/Label Date
Digital download

CD

LP

To whom it may concern. 2019-05-31

Singles

Release Video Single
OPEN SEA 2019-02-07 2019-02-08
OPEN SEA (ASCEND edit) 2019-02-22 2019-02-22
SOME BODY 2019-04-26 2019-04-26
REMEMBER THE FUTURE 2019-06-02 2019-05-24

External links[]

References[]

  1. ionnalee in response to a question on Genius: "some songs on the album was part of my never released solo work Mouth of a River from 2012, but in completely different shape, lyrics and sounds."

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