"changes" is the fifth single and episode from iamamiwhoami’s fourth audiovisual album, Be Here Soon.

‘Changes’ revisits moments that sparked my musical curiosity as a kid, growing up in the desolate Nordic countryside, in an environment where practicing music was a luxury. Reviewing the moments and memories that made me the artist that I am today, through a time when music was an isolated escape.[1] ionnalee


  • The video was filmed at the classic theatre, Alma Park (formerly known as Park-Teatern), located in Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden.



One fire tall
Rising from the ashes
Diamonds from coal
In their pale blue shine you
Seem vacantly lost
Singing songs to the masses
What keeps that hunger warm

I hear your jaded voice reliving fading songs
Cha cha Changes and Holoscene
The Needle and the damage done
As the night dissolves
When tomorrow comes
Cha cha Changes and Silence
Forever wising they were yours
I’ll beat their needs
Protect them from strangers
We watch the world
Move further and further off
How we stick to ours
Like honey to naked skin
They never will know

I hear your jaded voice reliving fading songs
Cha cha Changes and Riverman
Rhiannon and The Hounds of love
When the night destroys
There’s no tomorrow
Cha cha Changes and Heartbeats
Forever longing to be gone

I hear your jaded voice reliving fading songs
Cha cha Changes and Fountain
A Broken barrel of a gun
And the rising noise
Will settle to the floor
Cha cha Changes and Numbers
Maybe we were Born to run


The lyrics takes into reference the following songs:

  • David Bowie - Changes
  • Bon Iver - Holocene
  • Neil Young - The Needle and the Damage Done
  • Eurythmics - When Tomorrow Comes
  • Portishead - Silence
  • Nick Drake - Riverman
  • Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
  • Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
  • The Knife - Heartbeats
  • iamamiwhoami - fountain
  • Depeche Mode - Barrel of a Gun
  • Kraftwerk - Numbers
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run


  1. changes — 4:18

Release history

Date Release Format
2022-04-28 changes Digital single and video
2022-06-03 Be Here Soon Digital
2022-08-26 CD, DVD, LP


  • Music, Lyrics, Production, Performance: ionnalee & Claes Björklund
  • Mixing: Johannes Berglund
  • Mastering: Sören von Malmborg
  • Vocals: ionnalee & Lars Winnerbäck
  • Directors: ionnalee & John Strandh
  • Production company: To whom it may concern.
  • With support from: Statens Kulturråd, Ljud & Bild Media
  • Director of photography: John Strandh
  • Executive producer, Editor: ionnalee
  • Production administrator: Agneta Edgren
  • Production coordinator: Sara Rizell
  • Production assistant: Kamil Loutfi
  • Line producer: Niklas Jonasson
  • Focus puller: Johnny Isaksson
  • Gaffer: Peter Bülling
  • Costume director: Andrew Taylor-Parr
  • Set designer: Cajsa Danielsson
  • Hair: Jannie Olofsson @ Salong NOVO

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