Joji releases new album SMITHEREENS out now via 88rising, touring Laneway Festival + ‘Glimpse Of Us’ nominated for ARIA Song Of The Year
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SMITHEREENS LP is out now via 88rising, buy/stream it here.
Chart-topping artist Joji’s highly-anticipated new album SMITHEREENS is out today via longtime label 88rising, following his recent nomination in the 2022 ARIA Awards ‘Song Of The Year’ for ‘Glimpse Of Us‘. LISTEN TO SMITHEREENS HERE.
SMITHEREENS arrives ahead of Joji’s upcoming local appearances at Laneway Festival, touring across Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth this February alongside Haim, Phoebe Bridgers, Fred Again.. and more. All tickets are on sale now and AVAILABLE HERE.
SMITHEREENS is Joji’s first full-length release since Nectar in 2020, which marked his debut ARIA #1Album, 88rising‘s first artist to land a #1 Album in Australia and the most streamed album on Spotify globally on the week of release.
With today’s new release, he delivers his characteristically melancholic yet powerful vocals on tracks like ‘Die For You‘, a sober, morning-after remembrance of a former love. The track is accompanied by a visual directed by the creative studio Actual Objects compiled entirely from stock footage.
SIDE A of the album heralds a mature sonic direction for Joji through wistful and contemplative ballads accompanied by lush production that blooms within each song. SIDE B, largely produced by Joji himself, digs deeper into the lo-fi and off-kilter sounds that hark back to his experimental beginnings as an artist.
Since its release in June, the album’s debut single, ‘Glimpse of Us’, reached the #9 spot on Mediabase’s Top 40 chart as his first-ever top 40 radio record. The song received an RIAA platinum certification in the US, Australia and Canada with over 784 million global streams to date and is Joji’s highest-ever Billboard Top 100, peaking at #8. It also made significant debuts on Billboard’s Top Streaming Songs and Global 200 charts and remained in the Top 3 on the Spotify Global and U.S. charts for over a month.
‘Glimpse of Us‘ is nominated in the 2022 ARIA Awards ‘Song of the Year’ category and its Dan Streit-directed video won ‘Best Editing’ at the UK Music Video Awards. ‘YUKON (INTERLUDE)‘, the following single off the record, saw similar success and praise for its psychedelic and mind-bending music video directed by the visionary duo and longtime collaborators BRTHR (pinkpantheress, Lana Del Rey, The Weekend).
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