Joji does it again with a banger song that takes the music world by storm. “Glimpse of Us” was released on June 10, 2022, and since then has dominated the Spotify charts rising to the Top Four. Fans waited patiently for the once comedian now singer-songwriter to release. This song has listeners shaking in their seats and rethinking their relationships.
“Glimpse of Us”
Joji writes the track about his current girlfriend. We can quickly hear that this is no ordinary love song. It is one of wonder and reminiscing. He starts the song by describing how amazing his current girlfriend is and that she is a perfect person. As he says perfectly that even a perfect person doesn’t always mean it’s right.
She’d Take The World Off My Shoulders
If It Was Ever Hard To Move
She’d Turn The Rain To A Rainbow
When I Was Living In The Blue
Why Then, If She’s So Perfect
Do I Still Wish That It Was You?
Perfect Don’t Mean That It’s Working
So What Can I Do?
This entire dark love song has simply piano but impacts the listener nevertheless. From the first few notes, you can hear the melancholy reminiscing thoughts.
The chorus pulls everyone’s heartstrings with Joji’s tough confession. When he looks into the eyes of the woman he’s with right now, he’s looking for a glimpse of his experience with his previous partner. From here the title of the song, “Glimpse of Us“, and the true meaning of Joji’s lyrics.
In the song’s second verse, the author wonders if his previous partner feels the same. Asking if she shares those same feelings.
Maybe one day you’ll feel lonely
And in his eyes, you’ll get a glimpse
Facts about “Glimpse of Us”
Japanese singer, songwriter, and producer signed under 88rising. Glimpse of us is also under Warner Records. They introduced the track on 10 June 2022, “Glimpse of Us” marks Joji’s first single as the headline artist since those associated with his last studio album, 2020’s “Nectar”. Joji wrote this song with Joel Castillo, Idarose, Riley McDonough, and his brother, Connor McDonough, with Connor also serving as the producer of the track.
“Glimpses of Us” Video
The music video is a complete chaos and is a very different vibe from the song but captures its theme very well. It is of Joji and his friends hanging out and doing reckless acts. As it continues the view realizes these acts are self-destructing. In the middle we see a couple arguing and reminiscing on what it used to be.
The video describes the destruction of a relationship and the destruction of the self. As the video escalates you see his behavior go overboard and more self-destructing. The video becomes toxic and depressing in an attempt to numb from the idea of not being with his past lover.
He is better known by his stage name Joji and former online characters Filthy Frank and Pink Guy, George Kusunoki Miller. His most popular songs include “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK,” “YEAH RIGHT,” and “Sanctuary”.
The 29-year-old singer began his career as a comedian on his old YouTube channel TVFilthyFrank, which is now deleted. In late 2017, he retired from comedy to focus on a serious music career; releasing his debut EP In Tongues in November 2017 and his first studio album BALLADS 1 in October 2018.
Shaking the Music World
Joji gives us a very relatable song and opens his heart to show that we are only human. Sometimes perfect doesn’t mean right. This song is brilliant and beautifully honest. I am sure everyone has enjoyed seeing the growth of Joji and can’t wait till what’s next!