Ionie is a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter.  She describes her genre as “heartbreak” but one can definitely hear a fusion of influences, ranging from jazz, soul, to the Middle East, and Latin America.  Ionie pours her heart out through her sultry melodies and thought provoking lyrics, leaving the audience with a feeling of thoughtful inspiration. Ionie’s debut album is scheduled for release later this year, but has teased a new single “One Half Man.”

In this song, she doves deep into the heartbreak of watching her father live with an opium addiction, and the toll it took on their relationship.  Within the song, she opens up about the struggles of loving someone who is only half alive, especially when that someone once held such a prominent role in her life.

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Contributed by Emily Wolfe