oona is producer/songwriter Olli Suominen’s latest production – a vehicle for a new pop-oriented sound, an expression of a different kind of music, as well as an idea that plays with different concepts of identity and gender.

Olli tells us of the new project: “Within the story I’ve created around the character “oona”, she is an AI developed by the NSA for the purpose of monitoring citizens who become sentient. Her struggling to come to terms with her identity, the discomfort she feels regarding her [lack of a] physical body, as well as her going against her programmed ‘purpose’ is something that directly parallels my own real life struggles. In regards to the music, in this project I’m exploring two of my favourite things: weird sound design and pop music. “oona” is a passion project, and personally I don’t care about success or an audience.”

‘iDie’ is released via Soliti on the 29th May 2020

oona artwork by Michael Sue