Joji, the Japanese singer-songwriter and producer, has released a new single titled “Glimpse of Us” on June 10, 2022. The song is the first musical offering from Joji as a lead artist since the release of his second studio album, Nectar, in September 2020. On the track, Joji compares his current relationship to the connection he felt with a past lover, unable to forget the feelings he had in his past while with his current partner.
The Meaning Behind the Lyrics
The lyrics of “Glimpse of Us” are full of emotion and nostalgia, as Joji expresses his longing for his ex-girlfriend. He describes how his current partner is perfect in every way, but he still wishes that it was his ex who was with him.
He admits that he sometimes looks in his current partner’s eyes and sees a glimpse of his past love, and he tries to fall for her touch, but he can’t stop thinking of the way it was with his ex.
He also wonders if his ex is happy with her new boyfriend, and if he makes her laugh the way he did. He hopes that one day, she will feel lonely and see a glimpse of him in her new partner’s eyes, and maybe she will start slipping slowly and find him again.
The Reception and Performance of the Song
“Glimpse of Us” has received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, who praised Joji’s vocals, production, and lyrics. The song showcases Joji’s ability to create catchy melodies and emotional hooks, while also exploring themes of love, loss, and regret. The song has also performed well on various charts and platforms, such as:
- It debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the chart week ending of June 25, 2022. It goes down as Joji’s first top 10 hit on the Hot 100.
- It was certified 2× platinum by the RIAA on August 24, 2023.
- It has over 155 million views on YouTube and over 200 million streams on Spotify as of October 8, 2023.
“Glimpse of Us” is a song that resonates with many people who have experienced a breakup and still have feelings for their ex. Joji delivers a heartfelt performance that captures the pain and confusion of being in a new relationship but still missing the old one. The song is a testament to Joji’s talent and versatility as an artist, and a reminder that sometimes, love is not enough to make things work.