Joji continues to preview his anticipated debut album, BALLADS 1, this week sharing another track from the project, a followup to “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK” and “CAN’T GET OVER YOU.” This time we see the 88rising member linking with RL Grime for “TEST DRIVE.”
To complement the release, Joji quickly shares the song’s official music video directed by James Defina (Post Malone, Rich Brian). The visual highlights Joji draped in chains while alone in the desert, representative of the proverbial chains of a damaged relationship.
At the core, BALLADS 1 focuses on the theme of change, as Joji delves into leaving toxic environments, grappling with temptations, and refusing to change. The album is predominantly self-produced, with assistance from Shlohmo, Clams Casino, RL Grime, Patrick Wimberly, and Jam City.
BALLADS 1 is due out October 26 via 88rising. You can pre-order a copy here.
For more music videos, watch 6LACK and J. Cole in their clip for “Pretty Little Fears.”