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"chasing kites" is a song released in 2014 by iamamiwhoami, as the seventh single and chapter from the project's third audiovisual album BLUE.

The song was originally written for Jonna Lee's unreleased mouth of a river album, but she has stated this version is completely different from iamamiwhoami's version.[1]

Video[]

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.

Notes[]

  • 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.

Trivia[]

  • 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.

Single[]

  1. chasing kites — 5:12

Credits[]

Lyrics[]

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 is drawing near, it calms 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 is drawing near, it calms 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 history[]

Date Release Format
2014-10-01 chasing kites Video
Digital single

References[]

  1. 2014-11-28. Video. The 405 meets iamamiwhoami.

External links[]

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