Hayley Kiyoko releases ‘The Craft’-inspired music video for ‘I Wish’

Hayley Kiyoko is back and casting a spell on her fans.

On Thursday (July 18), the multi-talented artist unleashed her first new song in over a year. Titled “I Wish,” the song finds the musician yearning for a failed relationship. Playing close to the song’s subject matter, the music video features a group of girlfriends gathering to help one of them (Kiyoko) overcome her failed relationship.

Like close friends do, they try to help her out by giving her a special potion and cast a spell to help her forget her former significant other. After the spell is cast and Kiyoko drinks the tonic, the girls break out into some serious dance moves.

In the end, it appears like the potion and spell did their job when the image of Kiyoko’s ex starts to fade.

Watch the bewitching music video, which was directed by Kiyoko, above.

In a press statement, Kiyoko explains where her inspiration for the new track came from.

“It’s really hard when you love someone who doesn’t feel the same way,” the singer writes.

“In this video, I wanted to bring to life the support group we all need when our love for someone isn’t being reciprocated. Having a strong support system of friends is so important to remind us we are loved and we are not alone.”

“I Wish” marks Kiyoko’s first release since her breakthrough debut record, Expectations. The album was released in March of 2018, earning a lot of praise from fans and critics alike.

In honor of the new song, Kiyoko will be hosting an exclusive “I Wish” The Experience pop up this upcoming weekend. The event will take place on Friday (July 19) and Saturday (July 20) at The Row in Downtown Los Angeles.

The pop-up event will include a station where fans can request special wishes, a potions bar, limited-edition merchandise, and more.

Fresh off an exciting and jam-packed 2018, the musician is showing no signs of stopping. This summer Kiyoko will perform at a handful of high-profile music festivals including Lollapalooza (Aug. 1), Osheaga (Aug. 4), and Reading and Leeds (Aug. 23-24).