About "SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK" Song
"SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK" is a R&B song by R&B, trip hop, comedy hip hop singer "Joji" from the studio album "BALLADS 1". This song's duration is (3:29 min) and available in digital format at iTunes & Amazon Music.
The song SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK is written by Patrick Wimberly & Joji, produced by Patrick Wimberly & Joji and was released in September 12, 2018.
On "Slow Dancing In The Dark," Joji
continues the lovelorn narrative from his previous single "Yeah Right
" over a dark, ambient instrumental.
This time around, he uses the metaphor of slow dancing in the dark to characterize a failing relationship—just like a slow dance where you can't see your partner's face, his relationship with this person is intimate but ultimately impersonal.
Joji first previewed the song on May 12, 2018 at the Blurry Vision Festival. He announced its official release
on September 7, along with teaser photos from the music video.
In the music video
continues his theme of being surrounded by blood, as previously in Will He. This time he dressed as Faun, a half human-half goat creature and have been shot by an arrow referencing Cupid's arrow later on.
In the ancient Roman empire, Faun is represented as inspiration of fear in men traveling in lonely, remote or wild places, while Cupid, in the music video, shot joji in the back with a lead arrow, which sends out the feel of aversion and desires only to flee,
It seems like after Joji was being hurt by his loved one, he embarks on the road to try getting back by her side. But once he's on the journey, he started to fear that she may reject him once again and hurt him even deeper, represented by the transformation of Faun. After being shot by the lead arrow, Joji gave up on trying to find her and let her go, with gaunt face and paired dark, ominous visuals.