The Japanese-Australian born singer-songwriter and producer JOJI, first announced the coming of his second studio album entitled NECTAR on the 7th of April 2020, with the date released to be July 10th, 2020. The release date was later on change to September 25th 2020 due to; in JOJI’s words “to the pandemic”. The artist explained through a heartfelt tweet thread:
“Unfortunately, we have to postpone the release of Nectar due to the pandemic. It has affected the whole process for the last 3-4 months, and forced me to push the date to September 25. (1/3)
I was really excited to get this amazing project out to you and Ive been busting my balls to bring you the best work. For real I’m really sorry and it breaks my heart to tell you. Though the situation was out of our hands, I can’t help but feel like I’ve failed you guys. (2/3)
HOWEVER, this is the least of our problems. There are way more important issues going on right now and this should be the least of everyones concerns. I’d like us to keep the focus on change, social justice, and the empowerment of Black people. Love y’all (3/3)”@sushitrash, Twitter.com, June 13, 2020
JOJI’s fans and supporters expressed mixed reactions on the matter but still continued to send support for the young artist.
JOJI had released three singles before announcing his new album. Here is a recap of the track list as a countdown before the album drops.
In order of release:
Teased: May 8, 2019
Released: June 14, 2019
Track List no: 8th
The MV was released along with the single. It showcased an out of this world production and a space adventure that ended in a cliffhanger.
Here are some of the notable scenes from the out of this world (pun intended) music video:
Teased: January 28, 2020
Released date: February 6, 2020
Track list no: 7th
The MV was released after the single showing JOJI running through a seemingly endless limousine turned nightmare. The end clip shows him waking up alone in a spaceship.
Here are some of the notable scenes from the endless dream-like music video:
Teased: April 14, 2020
Released date: April 16, 2020
Track list no: 6th
The MV was released along with the single and it follows the life story of JOJI’s character before the Sanctuary Arc.
Here are some of the notable scenes from the emotional and film-like production music video:
The Nectar Album will contain 18 tracks including the three singles. Many are anxious and excited for the album, and most definitely for more of what JOJI has in store in his future works.
What is your favorite song from NECTAR so far?