Joji recently released his new single, ‘Glimpse of Us,’ after a 2-year hiatus, and he’s blown us away yet again! This song is guaranteed to bring you to tears, and we’re not the only ones, because it’s already debuted at #10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. In this love ballad, he sings about missing his ex while he’s with another girl by comparing and contrasting their relationships. In the first verse, Joji details:
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 workin’, so what can I do?
Joji has love for both his new girl and his ex, and he can’t get over the way his ex made him feel. But he doesn’t completely disregard his current partner – though she is everything he could ask for and more, he’s still in love with his ex. In the chorus, Joji sings:
‘Cause sometimes I look in her eyes, and that’s where I find a glimpse of us. And I try to fall for her touch, but I’m thinkin’ of the way it was. Said I’m fine and said I moved on. I’m only here passing time in her arms, hopin’ I’ll find a glimpse of us.
The chorus of this song is so beautifully written while still heartbreaking! We feel sad for Joji’s current partner who doesn’t know he’s reminiscing on his previous relationship every time he’s with her. In the second verse, he sings:
Tell me he savors your glory, does he laugh the way I did? Is this a part of your story, one that I had never lived? Maybe one day, you’ll feel lonely, and in his eyes, you’ll get a glimpse. Maybe you’ll start slippin’ slowly and find me again.
Deep down, Joji hopes that his ex will do the same when she’s with her current partner, just as he does. While this is a heartbreaking story for his and his ex’s current partners, it’s a beautiful one for them to know neither of them is over each other.
When we heard this song we were bawling our eyes out! Joji has once again evoked extreme emotion from his listeners, and we’re obsessed! The instrumental of this song is what pieces everything together! It captures Joji’s longing for his ex while he’s with his current partner and the desperation to know if his ex thinks about him as well. His vocals and harmonization capture the emotion of the song as well.
Overall, ‘Glimpse of Us’ is an emotional ballad that turns a simple theme of missing an ex into a complex one by going into detail about the extent of it. This song is perfect to listen to on a rainy day, or alone on a car ride home. We’ll be in our rooms sobbing to this on repeat!
Stream and watch the music video to ‘Glimpse of Us,’ and keep your eyes open for more things Joji as he prepares to release his album SMITHEREENS! What did you think of ‘Glimpse of Us?’ Let us know by tweeting us on Twitter or in the comments on Instagram and Facebook!
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