Joji’s Ambient New Album Drops with Spring Tour Dates

If “Glimpse of Us” was any indicator of the singer’s sonic aptitude, then Smithereens is an artistic breakthrough

Since 2017, the melancholy vocals of Japanese artist Joji are ones we’ve grown adoringly familiar with, from ambient chart-topper “Slow Dancing in the Dark” to recent heartstring-pulling hit “Glimpse of Us”. Packed with candid storytelling and tones of impassioned longing, the dynamic singer’s releases are hailing praise from a growing audience—and fans are in luck. This week, Joji released new album Smithereens, a two-side EP featuring well-known favorites and never before heard songs, along with future tour dates.

Earlier this year, Smithereens’ front liner single “Glimpse of Us” reached #8 on Billboard’s Top 100 charts, amassing over 784 million global streams. A preview of Joji’s first full-length album since Nectar in 2020, its wistful ambiance epitomized Side A of the album, which is filled with other newly beloved tracks “Die for You” and “Feeling Like the End”.

Side B of the album, largely produced by none other than Joji himself, experiments with quicker beats in its lo-fi tracks. Of these final four album additions is August-release “Yukon (Interlude)”, another successful drop of Joji’s that brought with it psychedelic visuals directed by acclaimed duo BRTHR.

In light of his recent release and Smithereens’ already hot-selling tour, Joji has announced new headline dates at Madison Square Garden and the Kia Forum in May.

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