Joji has delivered a profound narrative ballad in the form of “Glimpse of Us,” a track that speaks to the bittersweet experience of moving on from love and the deep etchings of former relationships that refuse to fade. It’s a heart-wrenching and honest song that’s bound to resonate with anyone who has ever experienced the pain of a broken heart.
The song depicts a person who is trying to move on from their previous relationship but is finding it hard. They are unsure if their new partner can match up to what they once had. They try to forget their past by drinking excessively and engaging in reckless activities but it seems as if they are unable to fully move on from the person that they were once with.
The track was released on 10 June 2022 by 88rising and Warner Records, serving as the lead single from his third studio album Smithereens. The album was a massive success, topping Australia’s ARIA charts as well as the UK and US Album Charts. The song was written by Joji, Joel Castillo, Idarose, Riley McDonough and producer Connor McDonough. It is the Japanese-Australian singer’s most successful single to date. He is best known for his unique blend of alternative R&B and lo-fi music and gained a following on the internet under the pseudonym Filthy Frank. Joji’s use of metaphors and repetition create a hauntingly beautiful lyrical landscape.