Joji’s New Album SMITHEREENS Is Out Now Via 88rising, Touring Laneway Festival Nationally February 2023
Chart-topping artist Joji’s highly-anticipated new album SMITHEREENS is out via longtime label 88rising, following his recent nomination in the 2022 ARIA Awards ‘Song Of The Year’ for “Glimpse Of Us”.
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 #1 Album, 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).
Sat 3 – Sun 4 Dec – Head In The Clouds Jakarta – Jakarta, ID
Thu 8 Dec – Thunderdome – Bangkok, Thailand
Fri 9 – Sat 10 Dec – Head In The Clouds Manila – Manila, PH
Mon 30 Jan – Laneway Festival – Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, NZ
Sat 4 Feb – Laneway Festival – Meanjin / Brisbane, AUS
Sun 5 Feb – Laneway Festival – Eora / Sydney, AUS
Fri 10 Feb – Laneway Festival – tarntanya / Adelaide, AUS
Sat 11 Feb – Laneway Festival – Naarm / Melbourne, AUS
Sun 12 Feb – Laneway Festival – Boorloo / Perth, AUS
Over the course of his career, Joji has become one of the industry’s most enthralling and enigmatic artists, with over 13 billion streams to date. Joji’s last album Nectar, released in September 2020, debuted at #1 on Spotify’s inaugural US Weekly Top 50 Albums chart, #1 on Billboard‘s Independent albums chart, and #3 on the Billboard 200. Joji has three prior entries on the Billboard Hot 100 – ‘Sanctuary’ (No. 80, June 2019), ‘SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK’ (No. 69, November 2019), and ‘Run’ (No. 68, February 2020). Joji made his national television debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in 2020.