Here, Joji uses the metaphor of slow dancing in the dark to allude to a relationship falling apart. Like a slow dance where you can't see your partner's face, the relationship may still be intimate but has become impersonal. When I'm around slow dancing in the dark Don't follow me, you'll end up in my arms You done made up your mind I don't need no more signs Can you? Joji explained to Genius what he is saying with this lyric is "When you see me out there lost, don't come following me 'cause you'll be just as lost as me."
Though now based in New York, Joji was born in Japan and Ballads 1 was the first album by an Asian-born artist to reach #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
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