Monqui Presents

ionnalee | iamamiwhoami

With special guest Jenny Wilson

Friday, June 7
Doors : 7pm , Show : 8pm, ages 21 +

About ionnalee | iamamiwhoami:

Nordic electronic-based and spelling binding musician/director ionnalee is thrilled to announce her newest project Close Your Eyes set for release on June 21st 2024, via TWIMC. The record is set to be released alongside a twin album, Blund, where each of the song’s were recorded in the singer’s native language – Swedish. With the announce, the songstress is sharing the first taste of the duel project with “innocence of sound.” On the new song, ionnalee seizes the pure energy and glory that creativity leaves as a parting gift and sets that power spinning into a breathless shining anthem for the troublesome times we find ourselves in.

About the Close Your Eyes, ionnalee said, “this album is about how to dream in a dark time and how to be someone like me, an artist who feeds off of that ability for a living. How to get to a state of hopefulness, euphoria, sorrow in a time where the world seems less and less connected to other humans, to nature and to our future. How I find music, when made from the heart, still after working as an artist for 20 years, is a core element in my life.

How crooked the view is of music’s value when it’s soundtracking our daily lives and can get us through the toughest of times.” Recorded in two languages English and Swedish, the record was made with close collaborator Claes Björklund, and sees a return to the electronic textures and analogue sounds that have brought ionnalee a fervent and devoted fanbase. Lee reflected, “I recently moved out of Stockholm back to the area where I grew up in Östergötland. I’ve begun converting this old farmhouse into a studio. Singing in my mother tongue gives my artistry a different angle and that feels really exciting – it’s like exploring a new language!”