Nearly two year’s to the exact day of the tragic passing, Juice WRLD‘s estate releases his second posthumous album ‘Fighting Demons’. As you can imagine, this is a tough process for his loved ones involved in putting together these albums. “It’s kind of rough listening to the music,” Lil Bibby told Complex about playing back Juice WRLD’s music following his passing. Juice WRLD’s manager, Peter Jideonwo, agreed with Bibby saying, “It’s definitely mixed emotions when it comes to this.”
Even as a long time Juice WRLD fan, I must admit it’s a certain sadness that hits listening to new Juice WRLD’s music. As the album title suggests, Juice WRLD was going through inner battles that led him into dark times. Would we have paid more attention if Juice WRLD wasn’t so talented at making his pain sound so good over music? A question most rather not ask, let alone answer, because of the feeling as if you failed him.
‘Fighting Demons’ is compiled of records to help you understand Juice’s sometimes everyday struggle, like ‘Rockstar In His Prime’ and ‘Already Dead’. The eighteen-track album carries features from Trippie Redd, Polo G, Suga, BTS, Justin Bieber, along with production from Metro Boomin.
The same day as the album dropped, Juice WRLD’s estate unveiled the cinematic video for ‘Burn’. Directed by Steve Cannon, the brilliantly put together video shows unseen footage of Juice WRLD recording ‘Burn’ to then switching back and forth to shots of the world seemingly burning as Juice WRLD rapping the lyrics. ‘Burn’ is the intro song to the album.
Check out the video for ‘Burn’ along with Juice WRLD’s latest album ‘Fighting Demons’ below. RIP to a generational talent.