• Max Burt


London alt-folk artist ilonalowe returns with her second single of the Spring, 'Someday' ; a gorgeous, swaying, nostalgic evocation of the release of grief.

A month ago I sat down with ilonalowe to discuss her previous single 'Once Again' , which was not only championed by us here at Scary Canary, but also received radio and podcast play across the UK, as well as many more lovely written words - even so far as being applied to classical philosophy ("to quote Aristotle: 'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit' - ilonalowe has hit that proverbial nail on the head." - InTune).

With the release of 'Someday', ilonalowe has - quite remarkably - topped the timeless introspection and tranquility of her previous work. Perhaps I'm simply a massive sucker for the nostalgia-laden barking of seagulls (the song opens and closes with the sound of a flock of gulls - I didn't just insult ilonalowe), but for lack of a better description, this track makes me feel truly 'at home'. To feel some peace looking out over a shore-village dock, which glistens in emerging sunlight and groans with post-storm relief.

It's a similar theme which ilonalowe cites as the meaning of 'Someday'. She writes:

'I’m not very good at processing my emotions, it’s not usually until six months after some kind of emotionally intense event that I let it catch up with me. Then I have a miserable few weeks embroiled in a miniature breakdown - feeling completely at sea - but once the storm is over, I get this amazing hit of freedom. That’s how I wanted ‘Someday’ to feel.'

This track was somewhat of an experiment for ilonalowe; she maintained the demo's laptop-recorded vocals after being encouraged to do so by her peers, and crafted 'Someday'

around that warm, reflective tone alongside co-producer Joe Green. The outcome is a truly evocative track - one that quite instantly conjures the listener's place of comfort, and is absolutely worthy of your attention. Especially if you love seagulls.

To stay up to date with ilonalowe, follow her on social media:

Instagram / Twitter / YouTube / Bandcamp

(visit Bandcamp to support this artist directly).

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