Joji, In Tongues | Musical Wrap-Up


Joji, In Tongues (Deluxe) © 88rising / EMPIRE
Joji, In Tongues (Deluxe) © 88rising / EMPIRE

‘Music Wrap-Up’ collects the coverage (links) on an album, artist, project, or otherwise, into one easily accessible document.

After reviewing single “Will He” ahead of the release of In Tongues (EP) and In Tongues (Deluxe), the debut project from Joji, I’ve compartmentalized coverage into one place. On Musical Wrap-Up, you’ll find ALL of our coverage for Joji related to his debut project linked in one place.


Monthly Music Shopping List

In Tongues (deluxe) was not covered in any Monthly Music Shopping Lists from 2018.  However, In Tongues  (EP) was covered briefly on Music Shopping List | Sam Smith Returns With ‘The Thrill of It All’ (Published October 30, 2017).

Blurb: Joji is likely better known by his YouTube Channel, Filthy Frank.  Joji is more serious than Filthy Frank, who is outrageous.  In Tongues (EP) marks his official debut project.  Comprised of six songs, single “Will He” as issued in advance of the EP.

Source: Music Shopping List | Sam Smith Returns With ‘The Thrill of It All’


Album Reviews

1. Joji, In Tongues (EP)

Published November 6, 2017

Headline: Up-and-coming R&B artist Joji (aka ‘Filthy Frank,’ real name ‘George Miller’) drops his six-song, moody debut EP, ‘In Tongues.’

Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars: “All in all, Joji offers something unique with In Tongues.  The vibe is definitely the best attribute.  Lyrically, this project requires the listener to read into what he sings, as opposed to always laying things out ‘cut and dry.’ There are no ‘hits’ on this EP, but there’s potential.  One flaw is the lack of truly dynamic moments.”

Source: Joji, In Tongues (EP) | Album Review


2. Joji, In Tongues (Deluxe)

Published February 20, 2018

Headline: R&B artist Joji (aka ‘Filthy Frank,’ real name ‘George Miller’) releases the deluxe version – a full-length album – of his 2017 debut EP, ‘In Tongues.’

Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars: “All in all, Joji offers something unique with In Tongues.  The vibe is definitely the best attribute.  Lyrically, this project requires the listener to read into what he sings, as opposed to always laying things out ‘cut and dry.’ There are no ‘hits’ on this EP, nor the expanded deluxe edition, but there’s potential.  Even in its expanded form, one glaring flaw remains – the lack of truly dynamic, memorable, and truly progressive moments.”

Source: Joji, In Tongues (Deluxe) | Album Review


Individual Track Reviews

On The Musical Hype, I also penned a review for the teaser track that arrived in advance of the EP, “Will He.”  The review is linked below, as well as a summation of our thoughts on those singles.

“Will He”

Published, October 30, 2017

Headline: R&B artist Joji drops a compelling, moody gem with “Will He,” the promo single from his debut EP, ‘In Tongues’ (November 3).

Verdict: 3 ½ out of 5 stars: “All in all, Joji has a winner on his hands with “Will He.” The vibe carries this single far.  It could use some more variation – something to increase the momentum – but there’s a lot to like regardless. In Tongues should be an intriguing affair.”

Source: Joji, ‘Will He’ | Track Review

Photo Credit: 88rising / EMPIRE
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