A trip through the cold landscape in Iceland at the end of 2018 brought inspiration to the inseparable twin sisters Madelon and Danielle Bruinhof. The duo has been already active in indie music before DELUSIONALS, but the identity of the two as musicians fell right in place in the Scandinavian landscape, hence the northern-sounding band name which means "valuable" in Swedish. The twins are therefore inspired by northern acts such as Björk, Vök and pop artist Tove Lo. Their shared love for dark pop music forms the basis, where icy synth sounds and wide echoing guitars flowing through the music as a common thread.
In collaboration with producer Marg van Eenbergen (Ben Forte, Dési Ducrot, Cordon Rouge), LÖNA will release new singles throughout 2020, covering topics such as "slut shaming" and the representation of "LGBTQ" struggles.
Behind the Songs
On February 8, 2019, the first single Stars Align was released, including a video clip recorded in the rugged landscape near Reykjavik.
The second single called Lost in This Lie was released on June 20, 2019. This single is about a personal experience with anxiety and depression.
I Never Wanna See You Again was released next on November 8, 2019, with an intriguing music video that was recorded in an old and abandoned theater.
Single Terrified is an uptempo song which describes the fear of coming out.
Nirvana cover Heart-Shaped Box turns the song even darker with the slowness and its trippy sounds.
Cold Case opens with a sample of the sentencing of Larry Nassar by judge Rosemarie Aquilina. The song plays lyrically speaking in the courtroom.
If I Could Do It Again is a powerful song about Slut-Shaming. The music video visualizes other gender related issues as well
Girl is a sexy ode to women. The song has a sensual lyrics and vibe. The sloppy electric guitar solo makes it even more languorous.