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iamamiwhoami; BLUE
BLUE
release date November 10, 2014
length 52:26

BLUE is iamamiwhoami's third studio audiovisual album, released on November 10, 2014 on To whom it may concern. in the following formats: CD, vinyl LP and digital.

Following the official announcement on July 8, 2014, a teaser trailer video was revealed on iamamiwhoami's YouTube channel.

TrailerEdit

iamamiwhoami; BLUE 2014111002:19

iamamiwhoami; BLUE 20141110

The trailer uses a snippet of blue blue and an opening snippet of shadowshow.

Narration

Our past weighed heavy on my chest. I took my chance, I watched it burn. Out here I can cleanse my hands from its ashes, awaiting your arrival. Follow the stream until you find me. Tell the others’ you’ve gone to sea...

blue blue lyrics

Build me up all nice and tall
Lift me up and make me soar
Out of the blue blue
I’ll be new

Track-listEdit

  1. fountain — 6:01
  2. hunting for pearls — 5:17
  3. vista — 5:04
  4. tap your glass — 5:15
  5. blue blue — 5:28
  6. thin — 5:33
  7. chasing kites — 5:16
  8. ripple — 3:35
  9. the last dancer — 4:48
  10. shadowshow — 5:25

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Track-list Variations Edit

Incomplete.

Album

Retail / LP

– No bridges.Edit
Album

CD

– Mixed with bridges.Edit
Album

the BLUE island

– Continuous track.Edit
Album

the BLUE island

Individual tracks.Edit

Film

depart (00:39)
wave (00:26) wave (00:39)
*water sounds*
fountain fountain fountain fountain (06:00) fountain
*water sounds*
chase (01:03)
*snow sounds*
hunting for pearls hunting for pearls hunting for pearls hunting for pearls (05:16) hunting for pearls
*seagull sounds* (00:07)
pearl pearl (00:52) pearl (00:52) pearl (1:24)
vista vista vista vista (05:04) vista
melter melter (00:38) melter (00:24) melter (00:38)
*seagull / droplet sounds* (00:11)
tap your glass tap your glass tap your glass tap your glass (05:14) tap your glass
*water sounds* (00:12)
afloat afloat (00:31)
imagine(00:33)
*water sounds* (00:09)
blue blue blue blue blue blue blue blue (05:27) blue blue
*water sounds* (00:25)
swallow(01:21)
*wind sounds* (00:25)
*water sounds* (00:59)
thin thin thin thin (05:33) thin
air (00:15) air ​(00:15)
*storm / radio forecast* (00:19)
BLUE monologue(01:28)
*rain / typewriter sounds* (00:12)
chasing kites chasing kites chasing kites chasing kites chasing kites
*storm sounds* (00:09)
union(00:12)
ripple ripple ripple ripple (03:35) ripple
return(00:20)
*water sounds* (00:10)
arrival arrival (01:16) arrival (01:13)
*water sounds* (00:22)
the last dancer the last dancer the last dancer the last dancer (04:48) the last dancer
*forest / walking sounds* (00:36)
*rain sounds* (00:17)
*forest sounds* (00:11)
shadowshow shadowshow shadowshow shadowshow (05:24) shadowshow
blue lake blue lake
*rain sounds* (00:19)
dive – a capella *water sounds* (00:39
dive
hunting for pearls (instrumental) [excerpt] *credits* (00:51)

Track-by-track guideEdit

In an exclusive interview with Popjustice , iamamiwhoami provided keywords describing each release, to serve as a track-by-track "guide" for the album. 

1. fountain

"depart"
2. hunting for pearls "dive"
3. vista "possess"
4. tap your glass "address"
5. blue blue "imagine"
6. thin "swallow"
7. chasing kites "storm"
 8. ripple "union"
 9. the last dancer "return"
10. shadowshow "arrive"

DetailsEdit

To whom it may concern.'s official shop has an official description of the album's contents:

Exclusive Digital Edition (see: The BLUE Island)
Includes your personal login to our island where you can consume all parts of BLUE by your choice of download, streaming or sharing: audio, films, moving/still images and lyrics. all in high resolution. The digital edition of BLUE includes exclusive additional content and is available only via our shop. You will receive your login on release day.


​Exclusive Physical Edition
iamamiwhoami BLUE Packshot LP Edition 1024x1024
iamamiwhoami BLUE Packshot CD Edition 1024x1024
CD format includes perfect bound photo/audio book with lyrics. Vinyl format includes audio with photo and lyrics booklet. The physical versions of BLUE are exclusive editions available only via our shop. You will receive your physical edition on release day if the order is placed before August 31.

The exclusive content for the digital edition has been confirmed to include both audio and visual extras, while the physical edition will only include expanded audio. In addition to these, iTunes Store will sell a regular audio version of the album.

ChaptersEdit

VideosEdit

SinglesEdit

Press releaseEdit

Jonna Lee is the artist known as iamamiwhoami, working in collaboration with music producer Claes Björklund and the visual collective WAVE. Lee dovetails sound and vision to illuminate a remarkable journey, creating audiovisual series released as installments. The origin of iamamiwhoami is a unique story as Lee's project was originally sprung from an online community, when in 2009 the account entitled iamamiwhoami began releasing experimental short snippets of instrumental music and film. 5 years later iamamiwhoami is an established act with a vast and rapidly growing following.




BLUE is iamamiwhoami's third audiovisual album, following the debut of “bounty” (2010) and its follow up “kin” (2012). The overriding theme of BLUE is water. “It is a symbol of the digital world, a visualisation of where iamamiwhoami exists”, Lee explains. Through such installments as fountain, hunting for pearls and vista, BLUE is iamamiwhoami's most advanced series to date, a culmination of epic melody and voice, the rhythm of the beats, the beautiful gleaming waves of synthesiser. “BLUE is a reflection of me as an artist with one foot in the physical world we were raised in, and my head in the digital world.” On the sonic side of BLUE, Lee says that she and Björklund, “had a clear idea of what we wanted to create. An emotional, expressive and timeless album, close to nature.”

There have been awards, such as Innovator of the Year at Sweden’s Grammis and MTV’s award for Digital Genius in 2012. The number of video hits on iamamiwhoami’s Youtube channel stands at a staggering 30 million. But even without such facts and figures, iamamiwhoami is simply an extraordinary creation, with a unique and spontaneous fan-led initiative and a mysterious world that offers both an escapist fantasy and a palpable community where anyone can belong if they want to. BLUE is the culmination of that journey so far, “the most personal, emotional expression of me as an artist, this project, and the relationship with the audience. I think you can tell that from listening to the music.”

BLUE will be released 10th November on Lee's label To whom it may concern. via Kobalt Label Services.




Release historyEdit

BLUE
Format Distributor / Label Date
Digital download
CD
LP
To whom it may concern. 2014-11-10
Chapters
Release Date
Video Single
fountain 2014-01-21 2014-01-22
hunting for pearls 2014-02-26 2014-02-26
vista 2014-04-28 2014-04-28
tap your glass 2014-08-04 2014-08-04
blue blue 2014-09-05 2014-09-05
thin 2014-10-01 2014-10-01
chasing kites 2014-10-01 2014-10-01
ripple 2014-11-18 2014-11-18
the last dancer 2014-12-04 2014-12-04
shadowshow 2014-12-22 2014-12-22

External linksEdit

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bounty bou-1u-2nty20101104 / .; john+46 702 888 037 / ; john bclump
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kin kin 20120611severdropsgood workerplayin due orderidle talkrascalkillgoods
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in concert 2010: IN CONCERT
2011: Way Out West
2012: Stockholm Music & ArtsPopagandaBerlin FestivalEtherBBC Radio 6 Music: Lauren LaverneFreeFormFestival
2013: Razzmatazz: Grand Tour SueciaElectric BrixtonForbidden FruitPark LivePohodaMelt!LatitudeSoundrive FestSymbiosis GatheringBrooklyn Masonic Temple
interviews 2011: BULLETT: An Inscrutable Interview
2012: DN: Lättar på mystikenThe Guardian: The Ethereal World of Jonna Lee • Dazed: Exclusive Q&AIntro: Eine Band als RätselClash: Exclusive InterviewNotion: What Can You Do with Nothing?DIY: Every Event in Our Storyline Has a PurposeThisispaper: InterviewGay Times: Yet Another Amazing Swedish Musical ExportMTV Iggy: The Elusive Genius of iamamiwhoamiPlayGround: Trying to Lift the Veil of Mystery Off iamamiwhoamiWired: Musical Guessing GamesMotor.de: Ich bin, du bist, wir alle sindDetektor.fm: Inkognito zum Hype - Das Phänomen iamamiwhoamiNoisey: iamamiwhoami ist nicht von dieser WeltVogue: A New Beginningaqnb: The Illusion of Art

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