“One of the greatest transformations in modern pop culture…Joji will make you cry” Rolling Stone
“Idiosyncratic, complex songs that speak to listeners mired in end times malaise” TIME
“Extraordinary range and continuous commitment to the elegiac sound he’s known for” HYPEBEAST
Today, Joji teams up with Diplo on a new collaboration called ‘Daylight‘, the latest single from his highly anticipated new album Nectar, due out on September 25 through 88rising, distributed by 12Tone Music. Just in time for the dog days of summer, this midtempo anthem sets Joji’s lulling vocals against Diplo’s crisp production to create a hazy, shapeshifting aural mirage. Listen and watch HERE.
The vibrant music video for ‘Daylight‘, directed by Munachi Osegbu (Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Hot Girl Summer‘ video), finds Joji and Diplo tasting the high life of a boy band… as struggling PAs on a 90s music video shoot. The two daydreamers bumble around the set and ultimately derail the shoot of the young (at heart) pop divas.
‘Daylight‘ is the fourth pre-release track from Nectar. It follows Gold-certified single ‘Sanctuary‘ and his first 2020 single ‘Run‘, which earned Joji his highest-ever entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and his television debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon; and second single ‘Gimme Love‘ which Complex hailed as “a sticky pop anthem with haunting vocals.” Last month, Joji also released a tingly and transformative remix of ‘Gimme Love‘ by Channel Tres.
On the song, Joji says “It might be nice for people to hear a song about daylight, especially when we don’t get as much of it as we used to”, and on the collaboration, Diplo says “Joji is one of my favorite artists. I’m lucky he answered my text!”
‘Daylight‘ is out now via 88rising Records/12Tone Music, LLC/Mad Decent,
under license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment,
buy/stream it here.