On his third LP SMITHEREENS, Joji tries to choose up the items after heartbreak. Cut up into two sides—Aspect A offers with eager to reconcile with a previous love, whereas B is the aftermath of the failed reconciliation—the undertaking follows its narrative over a mixture of entice, digital, and lo-fi beats. The album opens with the haunting piano ballad “Glimpse of Us,” during which Joji can not help however consider his previous companion, although he has a brand new one. “Why, then, if she is so good/Do I nonetheless want that it was you?/Good do not imply that it is working/So what can I do?” he sorrowfully croons. This uncooked honesty turns into a typical theme all through Aspect A, with Joji longing to be reunited together with his companion and refusing to let go of them (“Feeling Just like the Finish,” “Earlier than the Day Is Over”).
Joji embraces the uncertainties within the fast-paced ballad “YUKON (INTERLUDE),” deciding to maneuver on from the previous love that he is fixated on at the start of the album. The end result of that seems on the nearer “1AM FREESTYLE,” the place Joji mourns the finality of his failed relationship. “I have been taking part in recollections in my thoughts/Wishing you have been there, like on a regular basis/So I am not alone,” he sings. “And I am bored with this insanity/Uninterested in being stranded/I do not wanna be alone.”