It has been 7 months since Juice WRLD’s passing and today his first posthumous album has been released.
An artist that reached out to not only his fans but music fans around the globe. In a world where mental health, addiction, and other issues are still somewhat overshadowed. Juice WRLD’s musical content spoke to many people on many levels.
The intro on this posthumous album sums it up perfectly. Entitled “Anxiety”, Juice (in conversation) states: “Money stuff don’t really mean nothin’, like, you know my relationship is good, I got money but there are still other issues to talk about other than heartbreak. You’ve got anxiety, you’ve got substance abuse, you’ve got, you know, and there’s a lot of issues in the world to talk about”.
The response follows as such “I think you’re an agent of change, I think you’re touchin’ the wave, this generation that very few, if no one else, can”.
It’s so easy for artists to glorify substances and substance abuse nowadays. It’s a lot harder to admit or speak up about your own mental health issues and addiction. Juice managed to do this through his music. Very few artists, other than Juice, have really used their platform to address these issues. On a global scale, Juice has managed to reach out to a huge amount of people via his music and the messages in his music have (and will continue to do so) only helped any listener facing mental health issues of their own.
The album is a 17 track project with features from Trippie Redd, Marshmello, Polo G, The Kid Laroi, and Halsey. Already released tracks, “Righteous”, “Tell Me U Luv Me”, “Life’s A Mess” and “Come & Go” are all included.
R.I.P Juice WRLD, may your music continue to carry on your legacy.
Via Spotify, listen to Legends Never Die below: