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Joji weaves a beautiful but weathered tapestry with 'Ballads 1'

by Blake Chapman It is typical of artists in their first studio album appearance to produce content that may seem lackluster. A possible cause of this could be the signer trying to find their own sound. Maybe it is simply inexperience in the industry at that point. Joji on the other hand seems to have the entire situation solved down to a tee. Through the evolution of his work on multiple singles and joining the popular rap group 88rising, Joji has gained the experience of a veteran in his genre even at such a young age. With the release of Ballads 1, Joji pushes the boundaries of his sound in a natural and pleasing way, but it is not free from overly creative errors that lack meaning.

Soulful sound inside unexpected instrumentation

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Lyrical genius that never sacrifices structure

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Uniqueness inside and out

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