It’s Lyric Tuesday with ILONA!

‘T O D A Y   I   W A N T   Y O U   M O R E’
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I’M SITTING ON THE BED
YOU KEPT UNDONE THIS MORNING
I THOUGHT I WOULD FORGET
BUT YOU’RE A PICTURE WITHOUT WARNING
COLOURFUL AND GRAPHIC…
RESTING ON MY CHEST..
NOW MY THOUGHTS ARE STUCK IN TRAFFIC
AND I CAN’T GET NO REST
THE BEER ISN’T HELPING
MY FRIDGE’S A WORK OF ART
I LEFT THE ICE CREAM MELTING
TOGETHER WITH MY HEART
I’M FEELING KIND OF LONELY
I’M ONLY HAPPY WHEN I’M SAD
YOU’RE NOT MY ONE AND ONLY
BUT I’M MISSING YOU SO BAD
IT’S LIKE I’VE KNOWN YOU LONGER
AND WE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
I’VE HAD DAYS WHEN I’M STRONGER
BUT TODAY I WANT YOU MORE
YOU’RE A FANTASY WITH FUTURE
SECRETLY EXPOSED,
TO MY WOUNDS, A SUTURE,
A DOOR THAT’S NEVER CLOSED.

New record ‘BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY’ out APRIL 13th

The lyric video for the single will be released very soon – keep up to date with ILONA’s journey by following her: www.facebook.com/ilonaartist  www.twitter.com/ilonatmusic

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It’s Lyric Tuesday with ILONA!

‘O U T   O F   L I N E’
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OH HELP ME, LORD
I’M TOO AFRAID TO TAKE A RISK
I FIND IT EASIER
TO PLAY THIS PAIN,
OVER AND OVER,
LIKE A BROKEN DISC.
HELP ME, MY FRIEND,
I’M TOO SCARED OF REJECTION
I FIND IT EASIER
PRETENDING,
OVER AND OVER,
THAT I DON’T NEED YOUR AFFECTION.
PLEASE FORGIVE ME, HONEY
FOR I NEVER FOUND LIFE FUNNY
IN ITS CRAZY TURNS
I ALWAYS LOOKED FOR AN ESCAPE,
FOR LESSONS THAT I’D LEARN
BUT I DID IT FOR THE MONEY,
AND I LEFT MY SOUL TO BURN…
PLEASE FORGIVE ME, FATHER
FOR I’VE NEVER HAD ANOTHER
HAPPY HEART TO LEND…
I NEVER UNDERSTOOD THIS WORLD,
HOW LOVERS CAME AND WENT,
AND I’D STILL RATHER
COUNT THE LONELY HOURS THAT IVE SPENT.
OH HELP ME, DARLING,
I FIND SALVATION IN MY SIN
IT WOULD BE EASIER
TO CHANGE ME
IF I HAD NO SCARS WITHIN.
I SEE NOW, DARLING,
THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO
WE ARE ALL EASIER
TO PUNISH
IF WE HAVE CHEATED ON THE TRUTH.
SO FORGIVE ME, LOVE
FOR LEAVING YOU BEHIND,
YOU NEVER SEEMED TO MIND,
I ALWAYS KNEW
A LOVE LIKE YOURS
WAS OUT OF LINE

See ILONA live with her band at The Distillers, London!

ILONA goes back to the venue where it all began 4 years ago, to play a long set with her band on February 27th. Free entry. All ages.Doors: 8pm. ILONA onstage: 9.15pm

Venue details: The Distillers, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London. W6 9PH

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‘Wrong Places’ for Ont’ Sofa Sessions / Gibson (Live)

A free track from ILONA!

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Happy New Year – a message from ILONA!

It’s been one incredible year of changes and adventures..tours and travelling..studio time, hard work, hundreds of live gigs, recording, photo shoots, video planning and editing, meetings and writing sessions.. Learning guitar and piano…Late nights, early mornings, crazy days.. It has been amazing, exhausting, fulfilling, intense and surprising, and I am so grateful and happy to have my talented, dedicated, special bandmates with me along for the ride..Huge thanks to KT, Tony, Luke and Selim for playing, travelling and recording with me.. I had the opportunity to play shows in Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Norway, UK, USA.. We released 2 singles, 2 E.P.s, wrote many, many new songs, collaborated with other artists and began work on my debut album which, if all goes to plan, will be ready for you sometime in 2015! The new year will be filled with new releases, more intense touring than ever, more headline gigs, co-writing sessions and some big news for the summer… Thanks for your support, love, sense of humour, positivity and for believing in me.

Happy New Year – have a wonderful time!  ILONA xx

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Meet ILONA at FreeFrom Festival on December 14th!

ILONA is performing 2 acoustic sets at UK’s first ever Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free festival taking place on Sunday December 14th at BL-NK venue in Shoreditch, London. Tickets are available online and on the door priced £5.  See you there! 10.30am – 5.30pm  http://www.freefromfestival.co.uk/book-entry-ticket/

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CHRISTMAS MAGIC single available to pre-order now!

ILONA’s first Christmas single is now available for pre-orders and you can download it on iTunes worldwide following this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/christmas-magic-single/id939659113

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New music video has arrived in time for Christmas!

This is CHRISTMAS MAGIC – available on iTunes from 1st December 2014