Juice WRLD’s Posthumous Single “In My Head” Explores His Trauma and Pain
Juice WRLD, the late rapper who passed away in December 2019, has released a new posthumous single titled “In My Head”. The song was originally previewed in August 2019 on his Instagram story, and was officially released on October 28, 2022.
“In My Head” is a melancholic track that showcases Juice WRLD’s struggles with his mental health, his drug abuse, and his fame. He sings about how he tries to cope with his trauma by smoking weed and making money, but realizes that it doesn’t work and only makes his pain worse. He also expresses his feelings of being trapped in his own head and wishing for a better life.
The song features a relaxed instrumental produced by TrePounds, Max Lord, and Nick Mira, who have worked with Juice WRLD on several of his previous hits. The song also samples the 2009 movie “Fast & Furious”, which Juice WRLD references in the intro.
“In My Head” is the latest single from Juice WRLD’s upcoming posthumous album, which is expected to drop later this year. The album will follow his previous posthumous projects “Legends Never Die” and “The Party Never Ends”, which both received critical acclaim and commercial success.
Juice WRLD was one of the most influential artists of his generation, blending emo, pop, and hip-hop genres to create a unique sound that resonated with millions of fans. He was known for his freestyling skills, his catchy melodies, and his honest lyrics. He died at the age of 21 after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport.
You can listen to “In My Head” on YouTube or stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, or other platforms. You can also read the lyrics on Genius.
“In My Head” is not the only posthumous song that Juice WRLD has released this year. In September, he collaborated with The Weeknd on a remix of “Save Your Tears”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In August, he featured on Pop Smoke’s “Woo Baby”, which was part of Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album “Faith”. In July, he joined Justin Bieber on “Stay”, which also reached number one on the Hot 100.
These songs show that Juice WRLD’s legacy lives on through his music and his impact on other artists. Many of his peers and fans have paid tribute to him on social media and in their songs, expressing their admiration and gratitude for his talent and his message. Some of the artists who have honored him include Eminem, Lil Uzi Vert, Trippie Redd, Halsey, and G Herbo.
Juice WRLD’s fans have also shown their support and love for him by streaming his music, buying his merch, and donating to his foundation. The Live Free 999 Foundation was established by his mother, Carmela Wallace, to help young people who struggle with mental health issues, addiction, and violence. The foundation aims to provide resources, education, and support to empower them to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
“In My Head” is also a testament to Juice WRLD’s musical versatility and creativity. He was able to experiment with different sounds and genres, from rock to R&B, from trap to pop. He was influenced by artists such as Eminem, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Fall Out Boy, but he also created his own style and identity. He was not afraid to express his emotions and vulnerabilities, which made him relatable and authentic to his listeners.
Juice WRLD’s music also inspired many people to pursue their dreams and passions. He started making music at a young age, uploading his songs on SoundCloud and YouTube. He gained popularity with his breakout hit “Lucid Dreams” in 2018, which led to him signing a deal with Interscope Records. He released three studio albums and two mixtapes in his short career, all of which were well-received by critics and fans. He also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Future, Young Thug, Marshmello, and Benny Blanco.
Juice WRLD’s music will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of his fans and his peers. He left behind a legacy of innovation, honesty, and positivity that will never be forgotten. He once said in an interview: “I want to be that person that leads people out of the place they’re at. And in the process, maybe I’ll find the way out too.” He may be gone, but his spirit lives on through his music and his message.