hunting for pearls

hunting for pearls

hunting for pearls
release date February 26, 2014
length 5:18 (single)
5:36 (video)
5:41 (CD/LP)
tags hunting for pearls, iamamiwhoami
iamamiwhoami; hunting for pearls hunting for pearls
February 26, 2014
To whom it may concern.
hunting for pearls T-913.762.521-9
Jonna Lee (00450572370),
Claes Björklund (00262527078)

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

Music video observationsEdit

Jonna Lee is seen in a black jumpsuit running from faceless figures donning black jumpsuits. She holds a black cube in her hands, and hides behind a tree. The scene changes to Lee dressed in white, at the shore, seemingly frustrated as she hits the water. She then dives into it, and the same faceless figures from before look into the water, appearing to be searching for her. As Lee swims around in the waters, jewels are seen surrounding her, as well as a fish net. She is then seen dancing on a shore. The video ends with the faceless figures at the shore, pulling out the fish net.


  • The phrase "To whom it may concern." makes an appearance at the beginning of the video. This is the fifth occurrence on video overall, the first being b; the second being y, the third being 20101104, and the fourth being fountain.
  • The black cube she carries while running represents kin.


  • The artwork, featuring an image of Jonna Lee underwater, was revealed at 10AM CET on February 21st, 2014 via To whom it may concern.
  • The video was filmed in both Dyrhólaey and Jökulsárlón, Iceland.
  • This video was funded through the generate funding campaign. At the end of the video the phrase "GENERATED" makes an appearance.



  1. hunting for pearls — 5:18


Deep blue diver, with our hopes in your hands
Won’t you take me with you to another land?
Pure sapphire hiding in the sands of the darkest depths ever known to man
Join me, there is nothing we can’t do

What composure and sharp slight of hand
At night I lay awake and hear you call my name

In the strangest lands I will grasp my chance
Sing the unsung words I have searched to spell

And I shackle myself, I risk it all
Bringing us closer to the core returning treasures to the shore
And together we take back what is ours
Hunting for pearls on the ocean floor for us to cherish and adore

Days are hollow
Nights come to my defence
I shut my eyes and focus not to lose her sense
It’s her we follow
She holds the secrets buried
I know the place she goes, I wave him farewell
Join me, there is nothing we can't do

Additional imagesEdit

iamamiwhoami; hunting for pearls

Release history Edit

Date Release
2014-02-26 hunting for pearls single
2014-02-26 hunting for pearls video

External linksEdit

prelude Prelude 699130082.451322-
bounty bou-1u-2nty20101104 / .; john+46 702 888 037 / ; john bclump
iamamiwhoami; bounty 20130603
kin kin 20120611severdropsgood workerplayin due orderidle talkrascalkillgoods
iamamiwhoami; kin 20120611
BLUE fountainhunting for pearlsvistatap your glassblue bluethinchasing kitesripplethe last dancershadowshowdivethe deadlock
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 SpaceSmolnaRazzmatazz (EABF tour 2019)Les Femmes S'en MêlentParadiso Noord
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