Label: 88Rising Music Breaking into the mainstream with 2018's Ballads 1, Japanese singer/songwriter Joji levels up with his sophomore set, Nectar, a collection of alternative pop and R&B gems that marks a huge artistic step forward for the musician. As an underground favourite for years, Joji finally sounds like he's ready for the big leagues with Nectar, leaving behind the insular and woozy experiments of his early days and setting his sights on improved production and stronger song writing. Soulful, hypnotizing, and packed with emotion, it's not just the best song on the album, but it might be the best song in Joji's catalogue to date. By expanding his sonic scope, the one-time viral Internet comedian unlocks a fresh set of possibilities for where he can take his sound. Bold, brave, and bigger-budget, Nectar is a major turning point for Joji, a declaration and creative jump that eclipses what he's done in the past and shines a light on where he's headed in the future.