chasing kites

chasing kites

chasing kites
release date October 1, 2014
length 5:12 (single)
5:39 (video)
5:02 (CD/LP)
tags chasing kites, iamamiwhoami
iamamiwhoami; chasing kites chasing kites
October 1, 2014
To whom it may concern.
chasing kites T-906.767.265-5
Jonna Lee (00450572370),
Claes Björklund (00262527078)

Seventh single/chapter from iamamiwhoami's audiovisual album BLUE.

Music video observationsEdit

The music video begins with a typed message, "To whom it may concern." seen on a typewriter. Various landscapes are panned across, from an anchor, to a torn white flag, to an empty lighthouse on an island. The entrance room to the lighthouse is covered with lyric sheets, a typewriter, and a white fur coat hanging on a chair. Jonna Lee, dressed in a white plastic-paper dress is seen leaving the lighthouse. The scene cuts to her standing on the lighthouse balcony. Another version of her wearing the previously mentioned white fur coat and without white eyelashes is seen inside a room at the top of the lighthouse. She types "iamamiwhoami?" on the typewriter. The version of Lee wearing the plastic-paper dress looks out into the horizon with a spyglass and sees a box being burned, two black figures floating in the water and also a pile of empty glass bottles. The video ends with her standing at the edge of a cliff, observing a storm's approach.


  • The phrase "To whom it may concern." makes an appearance at the beginning of the video. This is the tenth occurrence on video overall. Unlike the previous videos in BLUE, the phrase is actually a part of the video itself, rather than being presented before it begins. 
  • Three flashbacks are featured in this video along with a corresponding lyrics: 
  1. "It's a thin thin line and I walk both sides of it", with a flashback to Lee hiding from the black figures in hunting for pearls.
  2. "See the other side appear so tempting, worth dying for it" with a flashback to Lee holding an icy jewel in her hand in vista.
  3. "No discovery of mine will be safe in these seas" with a flashback to Lee underwater in hunting for pearls.


  • The last 2 shots read 'iamamiwhoami; BLUE', and a Pre-order notice.
  • This video was filmed in Fjuk, an island located in Östergötland, Sweden.
  • This single, along with thin, was part of a dual video release for the first time.
  • This song was used in Season 2 Episode 18 of the TV series, Faking It.


  1. chasing kites — 5:12



It’s a thin thin line and I've walked both sides of it
Seen the other side appear so tempting worth dying for it
And your limbs aching out of want
Absorbing your every thought
Worth risking it all for working its wonders now for you

Over the ocean outcast with nowhere to go (nowhere to go, nowhere to go)
A brighter forecast, new winds will blow (we let go, let it go)
The storm that's drawing near, will calm and the air is clear
Waste my youth chasing kites I know will blow out of my hands

Push our heads in the sand, there is nothing here to seek
No discovery of mine will be safe in these seas
You feel that bitter taste on your tongue
Swallow your every wrong
Let your sins fill your lungs
Ending all worries now for you

Over the ocean outcast with nowhere to go (nowhere to go, nowhere to go)
A brighter forecast, new winds will blow (we let go, let it go)
The storm that's drawing near, will calm and the air is clear
Waste my youth chasing kites I know will blow out of my hands

Overlooking our past letting it go
A brighter forecast, new winds will blow
The storm that's drawing near, will calm when the air is cleared
Waste my youth chasing kites I know will blow

Release historyEdit

Date Release
2014-10-01 chasing kites single
2014-10-01 chasing kites video

Additional imagesEdit

iamamiwhoami; chasing kites

External linksEdit

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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 Ich bin, du bist, wir alle Inkognito zum Hype - Das Phänomen iamamiwhoamiNoisey: iamamiwhoami ist nicht von dieser WeltVogue: A New Beginningaqnb: The Illusion of Art
CONCERT 2018: ionnalee; UNDER YOUR CONTROLionnalee; EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN - 2018 world tourHEAVENLille VEGASlaktkyrkanRED clubSTEREOLETO 2018Festival of Voice 2018EuroPride 2018Bottom LoungeEl Rey TheatreMEZZANINECine JoiaQueremos! Festival 2018Music Hall of WilliamsburgStatement Festival 2018Bel étageMeetFactoryBerghainBIME Live 2018Oval SpaceSmolna
interviews 2017: Vital Ventures: An interview with ionnaleeThe Ethereal New Musical Endeavour from Jonna LeeJonna Lee of iamamiwhoami is Making Her Own Rules in MusicWatch ionnalee’s Stunning New Audiovisual Film “NOT HUMAN”
2018: Jonna Lee: ”Jag utforskade min rädsla för att inte bli sedd”ionnalee: “Estoy cuestionando las expectativas que tenemos sobre las mujeres que ponemos en un pedestal” ionnalee Brings a "Full on Requiem" to the Album Format Voice Against Time, the ionnalee InterviewPreguntas para desnudar la mente creativa de Ionnaleeionnalee – A Searcher Who Exploresionnalee: Things You Should Know About My World Tour 10 quick ones with ionnaleeSight & Sound: Jonna Lee (iamamiwhoami)Descobrir Música entrevista: ionnaleeЙонна Лі (ionnalee) відповідає на питання Pur Pur, Pianoбой, Panivalkova та інших