Combining a compelling ear for storytelling and a mesmerising vocal tone, Ashley Iona comes through with a fresh sound comparable to the likes of Florence and the Machine, Sia and Chet Faker.
Her new single ‘Taking Me Under’ is set to appear on the deluxe edition of her new EP and comes with a powerful and emotional video.
Watch video for ‘Taking Me Under’ here:
Ashley Iona has recently worked with the likes of acclaimed lyricist John Bettis (a big fan of her work and vision) and Alice Randall (the first African American woman to score a country hit in the US). She has also worked with highly-praised mixer Justin Hergett (who was nominated a Grammy for mixing Beyonce’s acclaimed self titled 2014 album).
Other exciting collaborations include a single with Date Night, the Australian DJ trio who just celebrated 1 million streams on Spotify. Iona wrote and is featured on their next single in October.
Currently based in Los Angeles, she has previously lived in countries across the globe from Australia to the UK to Uganda. Her touring has also taken her around the world and she recently opened for Szjerdene for SoundCrash Music on August 22nd. Iona has also been asked to perform at the BMI headquarters as a part of their invitation only Songwriters round.
Iona has risen from rock bottom to achieve her dreams of being a musician and continually had to re-create herself and preserver. She began writing songs in her notebook as a teenager without knowing how to play piano yet, but never believed it would be good enough until she moved her life to LA, and decided to start playing for people.
A classically trained singer from the age of 10, Ashley has spent the past 4 years in LA working with the Valeria Morehouse Studio in LA, home to other acts such as Sia and Christina Perri, to develop and find her own voice. She has experimented with different musical styles and her exploration and keen musical sense can be heard in her new heartfelt single ‘Taking Me Under’.