Discovery: Ilonalowe

Ilonalowe is a London-based singer songwriter whose emotive new track Once Again captured my heart.

By Graeme Smith

Once Again is an intimate track. Ilonalowe’s charming vocals are accompanied by acoustic guitar and the occasional echoing harmony. It’s all the better to showcase her storytelling lyrics. Once Again tells the story of the moment we’ve all experienced where self-destructive old habits win out against self care.

Hailing from South West London, Ilonalowe takes inspiration from fellow singer songwriters like Laura Marling and Jackson Browne. Yet, it was Alice Glass of electronic noise outfit Crystal Castles that first inspired her to record. She’s been named by BBC Introducing as one to watch and I agree.

Check out Once Again below. If you’d like to hear more stripped back music like it, check out our Raw Stuff playlist on Spotify.