We will be away from the 13th of May until the 6th of June. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

We will be away from the 13th of May until the 6th of June. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

ioakim Shares Heartfelt Title Track from Emotional New EP, 'wishiwasyourgirlfriend'

  • 2 min read

Indie-pop sensation ioakim continues his 2024 hot streak with the release of 'wishiwasyourgirlfriend', the title track and leading single off his eagerly anticipated sophomore EP of the same name, due for release on May 31st. The raw, emotional single showcases the honest and vulnerable direction ioakim takes on this exciting new project.

Building on the success of his 2024 releases 'alex' and 'alltimefan', ioakim's latest offering shimmers with indie-rock energy while delivering a relatable tale of unrequited love. Collaborating with Ian Walsh and Derrick Fuhrman, the intensity of the song reflects the powerful emotions explored during its inception.

“'wishiwasyourgirlfriend' is one of my favourite songs to date," ioakim reflects. "It opened up a lot of important and honest conversations, forming the base of this upcoming EP… The title really says it all." The multi-talented artist further explains that the single's creation stemmed from shared vulnerability within the writing session: "Sharing stories of similar experiences and our love of similar musical influences."

For 'wishiwasyourgirlfriend', ioakim ventured out of his usual DIY comfort zone, heading to California for collaborations with renowned creatives. Unlike his 2022 debut EP, 'feel something or nothing at all', the decision to open his process yielded intensely personal results. This intensely introspective approach has culminated in a collection ioakim considers his most cohesive work to date.

ioakim's artistic expression extends beyond his emotionally charged music. His keen aesthetic sense translates to all aspects of his work, including videos, artwork, and even his unique, upcycled merchandise. This multi-talented artist leaves no detail untouched in crafting his immersive creative universe.

Drawing inspiration from indie royalty like MGMT and Two Door Cinema Club, along with the introspective songwriting of John Mayer, ioakim masterfully weaves emotionally raw moments into vibrant pop-rock soundscapes. 'wishiwasyourgirlfriend' is a testament to his creative evolution, a sonic diary entry that resonates universally.

Connect with ioakim,

Internationally acclaimed dance music force Galantis has released their fourth studio album, 'Rx,' a raw and reflective exploration of mental health and self-discovery.
  • 2 min read
Bebe Rexha, the multi-platinum hitmaker and 4x-GRAMMY nominated global superstar, has unveiled her new single 'Chase It (Mmm Da Da Da)'.
  • 1 min read
Multi-talented artist Joshua Bassett marks his return with a nostalgic new single, 'The Golden Years'. 
  • 2 min read