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don’t wait for me” is iamamiwhoami’s first song in 8 years, and the lead single from the upcoming audiovisual album Be Here Soon. The music video premiered on March 31, 2022, as the first of ten episodic chapters for the audiovisual series.

Video

The video was filmed at Carlshälls Gård in Stockholm, Sweden, under the direction of ionnalee and John Strandh.

Song

The song was written by Jonna Lee and Claes Björklund.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Don't wait for me
Willows and pines
Thrushes and fields
Won't wait for you
I am right here
Under your skin
Breathing your air

My touch disappeared
It doesn't mean
That I'm not there
That I am not near
Heightening
Reaching new tiers
Don't follow me

[Verse 2]
Places to go
The picture is clear
A different view
And nobody knows
Unclouded by fear
Widening frame
At beck and call
Saying my name
Along the shore
Into the free
Don't look for me

[Verse 3]
Head for the coast
A foot off the pier
Untied the noose
My keepings are sold
And even the tears
Needle with shame
Don't let them soak
Breaking the waves
Songs that we know
Sung differently

Don't wait for me

Release history

Date Release Format
2022-03-31 don’t wait for me Digital single and video
2022-06-03 Be Here Soon Digital
2022-08-26 CD, DVD, LP

Credits

Recording
  • Music, Lyrics, Production, Performance: ionnalee & Claes Björklund
  • Mixing: Johannes Berglund
  • Mastering: Sören von Malmborg
  • Additional recording engineer: Gustav Lindelöw
  • Vocals: ionnalee
  • Woodwinds: Kjetil Møster
  • Drums, Percussion: Tobias Tagesson
  • Recorded at: TWIMC studios & Ingrid Studios
Video
  • Directors: ionnalee & John Strandh
  • Production company: To whom it may concern.
  • With support from: Statens Kulturråd, Ljud & Bild Media
  • Director of photography: John Strandh
  • Executive producer, Editor: ionnalee
  • Production administrator: Agneta Edgren
  • Production coordinator: Sara Rizell
  • Production assistant: Kamil Loutfi
  • Line producer: Niklas Jonasson
  • Focus puller: Johnny Isaksson
  • Gaffer: Peter Bülling
  • Costume by: COMME des GARÇONS + COMME des GARÇONS BLACK
  • Costume director: Andrew Taylor-Parr
  • Set designer: Cajsa Danielsson
  • Hair: Jannie Olofsson @ Salong NOVO

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