Today, Joji teams up with Diplo on a new collaboration called “Daylight,” the latest single from his highly anticipated new album Nectar, due out on September 25 through 88rising, distributed by 12Tone Music.
Just in time for the dog days of summer, this midtempo anthem sets Joji’s lulling vocals against Diplo’s crisp production to create a hazy, shapeshifting aural mirage.
The vibrant music video for “Daylight,” directed by Munachi Osegbu (Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer” video), finds Joji and Diplo tasting the high life of a boy band… as struggling PAs on a 90s music video shoot. The two daydreamers bumble around the set and ultimately derail the shoot of the young (at heart) pop divas.
“Daylight” is the fourth pre-release track from Nectar. It follows Gold-certified single “Sanctuary” and his first 2020 single “Run,” which earned Joji his highest-ever entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and his television debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon; and the second single “Gimme Love” which Complex hailed as “a sticky pop anthem with haunting vocals.” Last month, Joji also released a tingly and transformative remix of “Gimme Love” by Channel Tres.
On the song, Joji says “It might be nice for people to hear a song about daylight, especially when we don’t get as much of it as we used to,” and on the collaboration, Diplo says “Joji is one of my favourite artists. I’m lucky he answered my text!”
In the ‘Daylight’ video, the boy band can be seen gathered around a luxuriant table, sipping on Johnnie Walker Black Label Highball cocktails. Joji grabs the Johnnie Walker Black Label from the table and makes a run for it, suggesting more to come from Joji and the iconic whisky brand in the near future.