Osaka, Japan-born singer and producer Joji is a multi-talented visionary, with a cult following from every corner of the internet. Joji defies convention – his songs characterized by down tempo, melancholic themes and soulful vocals, layered over lush grimy textures, blending elements of trap, folk, electronic, and R&B. His first full-length studio album, BALLADS 1, is, simply put, a collection of ballads dedicated to the theme of change. Each song deals with the struggle of change – leaving toxic environments, grappling with temptations, or refusing to change – and serve as reminders to Joji to be comfortable with his own growth. The album is told from multiple perspectives, based on both people in Joji’s life and imagined.