LIIMA – Share new video for “Jonathan, I Can’t Tell You”

March 2, 2018

Rasmus WengKarlsen

– Share new video for “Jonathan, I Can’t Tell You”

New album ‘1982’ out now on City Slang

As they prepare to embark on the second leg of their European tour, Liima have given their track “Jonathan, I Can’t Tell You” to be explored by film-maker Catarina Neves Ricci.

Taken from their new album ‘1982’, released in November on City Slang, “Jonathan, I Can’t Tell You” ends on the tongue-in-cheek refrain “Jonathan, I can’t tell you I masturbate”. In this new video, Portuguese director Catarina Neves Ricci brings the female voice, taking the track in a new direction.

I always intended to bring to mind the relevance of one’s intimate, sacred, and private spheres” she explains. “When in an intimate space, we can lose ourselves to more sensual and erotic dynamics. We allow ourselves to indulge (in time, food, interaction); we more easily allow ourselves to dance and touch; we naturally go for more cosy dynamics. When indoors, in our zone, time is usually more slow paced. The perception of time and space are also different as we interact with it in a different way: be naked, lay on the floor, sit on tables, do nothing.

There’s a beauty in the private and intimate spaces that we all recognise, because we all need it. “Jonathan, I Can’t Tell You” is a moment to allow ourselves; to lose ourselves to an uncomplicated, indulgent and more feminine universe, with no repression of any kind.

I am very pleased with the video for “Jonathan, I Can’t Tell You”. I find it fresh, strong-minded and sexual, with some pagan female power in it. We were both, Liima and I, through different tools and languages, wanting to approach the same issues: intimacy, sexuality, self -expression, and I offered the female voice and approach to it.”

Watch the video for “Jonathan, I Can’t Tell You”

Made up of the three members of Efterklang alongside drummer Tatu RönkköLiima are a Danish-Finnish group whose most recent release takes it name from the year in which their front man Casper Clausen was born. Though ‘1982’ is not an album that tries to mimic the sounds of that year, it is an album borne of influences and circumstances that stem back to that point in time. It’s an album that sees the band questioning the concept of identity and our place in time – as much an album of existential questioning and of looking forward as it is of nostalgia and reflection.

Like its predecessor, ‘1982’ was written during four residencies, beginning in January, 2016 – before Liima’s debut ‘ii’ was even released – at The London Edition, where Casper Clausen, Rasmus Stolberg, Mads Brauer and Tatu Rönkkö worked in a club in the hotel’s basement, sometimes watched by small crowds, much as PJ Harvey was during the making of The Hope Six Demolition Project at London’s Somerset House. It was co-prduced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, who Liima also supported on tour across Europe last year.

Liima tour dates:
06.03. PL Warsaw, Hydrozagadka,
07.03. LT Vilnius, Kultūros baras Kablys,
08.03. LV Riga, Stricka Villa
09.03. EE Talinn, Erinevate Tubade Klubi
10.03. FI Helsinki, Korjaamo
11.03 FI Hämeenlinna, Suistoklubi
13.03. SE Stockholm, Debaser Strand
14.03. NO Oslo, Blå
15.03. SE Gothenburg, Oceanen
16.03. DK Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
17.03. DK Aarhus, Atlas
21.03. PT Lisbon, ZDB
22.03. PT Guimaraes, CCVF
24.03. PT Ponta Delgada, Tremor 2018

‘1982’ tracklist
1. 1982
2. David Copperfield
3. Life is Dangerous
4. People Like You
5. 2-Hearted
6. Kirby’s Dream Land
7. Jonathan, I Can’t Tell You
8. My Mind is Yours
Hidden track (CD version only): Always

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