After the whole world decided that iamamiwhoami was mellow Swedish singer Jonna Lee, it seemed strange that she didn't take advantage of the momentum and own up before her appearance at SXSW. People made diagrams and charts and morphed the video face into her regular face, and it all seemed pretty plausible. Ok, so maybe it's her in the videos. The above face, from the very full song, "o," certainly appears to be her. But maybe she's not the one making the music. Maybe this is just another masquerade for someone else. She's the George Bush puppet with a Dick Cheney electro ventriloquist in the wings. Regardless of actual personhood—which is never as interesting as false people—this is a swampy jam.
April 12, 2010