the last dancer

the last dancer

the last dancer
release date December 4, 2014
length 4:48 (single)
5:12 (video)
4:40 (CD/LP)
tags the last dancer, iamamiwhoami
iamamiwhoami; the last dancer the last dancer
December 4, 2014
To whom it may concern.
the last dancer T-914.277.456-9
Jonna Lee (00450572370),
Claes Björklund (00262527078)

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

Music video observationsEdit

The video continues where ripple ended for Jonna Lee, in a white boat under thick fog. We then see the same nature shots that were shown at the end of fountain. She is then seen rowing the boat into a wooded area, and two faceless figures are looking her way from afar. Lee is now wearing a thicker plastic outfit, revealed to be a dress later on in the the video.

Lee arrives in a forest which is filled with listlessly walking faceless figures, with fireflies in jars hung onto some of the trees. Later on, another scene involves Lee, plastic formal dress revealed, in a brighter spot in the forest. There is a wooden chair and a mirror nearby. She caresses the chair as she sings before sitting down on it, rocking back and forth.

We then now see Lee dancing alone in the forest, twirling her dress, ecstatic in her movements. This is intercut with her back where the chair and the mirror are located. She finally inspects the mirror and sees a reflection of herself as a faceless figure. She smashes the mirror into pieces.The final few shots entail Lee back in the forest. She has stopped dancing. The area is foggier.

She closes her eyes and stands there as the faceless figures slowly come closer to her.

Notes Edit

  • The phrase "To whom it may concern." makes an appearance at the beginning of the video. This is the twelfth occurrence on video overall.
  • The steering wheel from the boat in fountain is quickly seen from 0:16-0:18.
  • A glass bottle with a message inside is seen in the water as she rows into the forest from 0:37-0:39, a reference to tap your glass and thin.
  • Lee's movements as she dances alone in the forest are reminiscent of those in the n portion of IN CONCERT, in which she waltzed with ShootUpTheStation.
  • Her reflection in the mirror being that of a faceless figure's echoes a similar occurrence in blue blue, but now with a different outcome.
  • At the end, she stands calmly waiting with her eyes closed as the faceless figures approach, similar to the ending of drops from the kin series.


  • In an interview, Lee spoke that the song and video was "about the return to the forest, our home, and our past."
  • The last 2 shots read 'iamamiwhoami; BLUE', and, the label's website.
  • This is the second video to be released after November 10, 2014, BLUE's release date.



  1. the last dancer — 4:48


One lines was released on BULLETT's exclusive interview, including:

  • This is home. This is wealth. I can watch from a distance with the greatest view.

The life has gone from this room
There is no future for me
There was dancing and the mood
Shifted from tender to a lifeless beat

Needless happy as in June
When this battle stained the white with bleeding
I will not be equal to
The fool who cherishes her own misdeed

Look at the stars in the winter sky
Everything will bleed tonight
What a beautiful day to die

The last I saw of myself
Was a shadow in the water stream
In the life that I left
To walk into the land of defeat

Now this is home, this is wealth
Awakening to the sound of the sea
Where I can watch from a distance
And rule my land of misery

Look at the stars in the winter sky
Everything will bleed tonight
What a beautiful day to die
Feel the air grow cold and dry
Everything will be just fine
What a beautiful day to die

The shadow from the former
Over my shoulder waiting to take me home

I heard its every call
I know what it wants
I’m willing to leave for home

Release historyEdit

Date Release
2014-12-05 the last dancer single
2014-12-04 the last dancer video

Additional imagesEdit

iamamiwhoami; the last dancer

External linksEdit

prelude Prelude 699130082.451322-
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kin kin 20120611severdropsgood workerplayin due orderidle talkrascalkillgoodsiamamiwhoami; 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
Collaborations GENESARETS SJÖ
CONCERT 2018: ionnalee; UNDER YOUR CONTROLionnalee; EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN tourHEAVENLille VEGASlaktkyrkanRED clubSTEREOLETO 2018Festival of Voice 2018EuroPride 2018Bottom LoungeEl Rey TheatreMEZZANINECine JoiaQueremos! Festival 2018Music Hall of WilliamsburgStatement Festival 2018Bel étageMeetFactoryBerghainBIME Live 2018Oval SpaceSmolna
2019: ionnalee; REMEMBER THE FUTURE tourRazzmatazz (EABF tour 2019)Les Femmes S'en MêlentParadiso NoordElsewhereThe Bowery BallroomThe SinclairL'AstralPhoenix Concert TheatreBottom Lounge (RTF tour 2019)HoloceneThe ShowboxVENUEGreat American Music HallFonda TheatreRED Club (RTF tour 2019)MorzeLoftasBel étage (RTF tour 2019)Dürer KertPraga CentrumFestsaal Kreuzberg
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
2019: Just the Beginning Episode 2 - KickstarterV Exclusive: ionnalee Comes Through in CommeRemember the future: A Q & A with ionnaleeJonna Lee on Demystifying the Aura of Her Viral Fame; Finding Her Voice and Her Die-Hard Fanbaseionnalee: Meet the Experimental Visionary Merging Music and Visual ArtSilence My Drum: An Interview with ionnaleeFlaunt: ionnalee Remember The FutureRemember the dream: an interview with Ionnalee
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