"Ew" is the first track on Joji's second studio album Nectar. The song talks about Joji's past relationships and all of his emotions in one word.
Joji released his second studio album "Nectar" on September 25, 2020. The album's original release date was delayed in July 2020 due to Covid-19. This is his return to music after 2018's BALLADS 1.
The title of the song "Ew" is similar to the Vietnamese word "Yeu," which means love. Or it just means his distaste for love with that sound... A reference to his past relationship.
Meaning and review of the song "Ew"
In the song's only verse, Joji talks about his experience of love. When love seems perfect, it completely changes a person's view of the world. Joji says it's the ability to believe anything. But when everything starts to roll down, the whole aura around them changes.
Joji seems to be constantly afraid of the "end" of the relationship. This tells us what his experience of love was like. These experiences make him doubt what love is!
Joji has so many questions when it comes to love and relationships, but like the rest of us, those answers fly in the wind.
In the song's chorus, Joji is heard wishing he knew how to love and how to let go. Of course, the latter will be quite difficult to do every time. And the more relationships you have, the more you begin to doubt your self-esteem. What is at stake is to be appreciated, to be sufficient for another, to be needed and loved. It can't be a pleasant feeling.
Joji laments that he ends up thinking about being alone for the rest of his life. Lava in the lyric video above sums up the singer's inner pain as he talks about his experiences in love.