Today, Joji releases his highly anticipated second studio album, Nectar via 88rising and distributed by 12Tone Music. Alongside the Nectar release he has shared a new video for ‘Your Man‘, the final song from the new eighteen-track collection. Listen HERE.
Nectar arrives as an eagerly anticipated follow-up to Joji’s RIAA Gold-certified first full-length album BALLADS 1, which topped the Billboard R&B / Hip-Hop Charts and has amassed 3.6B+ streams to date. The “first music superstar of his kind” (Office), Joji is back with a cinematic and contemplative follow-up that he describes as having “a sense of urgency but calm.” Across its expansive universe of visuals and music, Nectar explores what every living being is innately drawn to and the ends they’ll go to reach it. The album lives in the in-between space where genres melt into each other — where downtempo R&B slides into invigorated pop, and alternative creeps into electronic. Executive produced and arranged by Joji, Nectar is his most ambitious project to date and an album that “far exceeds anything else we’ve heard thus far” (NYLON).
Nectar’s four pre-release tracks have garnered over 850 million streams collectively to date, with #gimmelove gaining over 4.6 billion views on TikTok, and Joji earning his highest-ever debut on the Billboard Hot 100 for ‘Run‘ and making his national television debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Making Nectar’s closing argument, ‘Your Man‘ is a falsetto-infused slow burner that depicts Joji’s sensitivity with precision, before easing into a tranquil groove accentuated by steady synths at the song’s midway point. The video for the track was directed by Jared Hogan – a frequent Joji collaborator who also directed videos for ‘SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK‘ and ‘Demons‘ – opens with a spacecraft spiraling towards earth, catapulting into a dramatic and expressive dance performance from a mysterious spaceman roaming a post-apocalyptic planet.
Known for his highly selective collaborations, Joji created Nectar’s eighteen tracks with assists from a remarkable list of acknowledged icons and new trailblazers: Diplo, Lil Yachty, Yves Tumor, Omar Apollo, rei brown, and BENEE.
To celebrate Nectar’s release, Joji recently debuted a new line of merchandise, which includes specially-printed t-shirts and hoodies as well as a limited edition pot of honey made in collaboration with Eli’s Bee Company. Official merchandise and honey is only available on jojimusic.com.
Nectar by Joji is out now via 88rising Records/12Tone Music,
buy/stream it here.
3. Tick Tock
4. Daylight (w/ Diplo)
6. Gimme Love
9. High Hopes (feat. Omar Apollo)
11. Pretty Boy (feat. Lil Yachty)
12. Normal People (feat. rei brown)
13. Afterthought (w/ BENEE)
14. Mr. Hollywood
16. Reanimator (feat. Yves Tumor)
17. Like You Do
18. Your Man
PRAISE FOR NECTAR
triple j Feature Album
“A shape-shifting best-seller”
“Powerful vocals…highlights his growth as an artist”
“Thumping earworms and atmospheric introspection…ushering in a new era”
“A dynamic encapsulation of desire”
“A true stunner…moves from frenetic to cinematic with startling ease”
“Sending fans into overdrive”
“About to blow our minds all over again”
Hot New Hip Hop
“Displays the artist’s full breadth”
“A work of art and euphoria”
Ones To Watch
“Confronting some of life’s harder, more existential questions”
“Some serious fun and hit-making”
“His best to date”