Juice Wrlds freshman album, “Goodbye and Good Riddance,” was a new look at the Emo Rap genre. The piercing melodies and creative songwriting made the album a hit, and putt Juice Wrld on the map. With the success of the album, and equally successful features and singles, Juice Wrlds fans were patiently waiting for his next studio album. With the release of “ Death Race For Love,” Juice Wrld has solidified himself as one of the great artists in his genre.
1: “Empty” (Produced by Mira)
The first song on Death Race For Love begins with a classic synth lead, something Juice Wrld uses frequently. “Empty” focuses on Juice Worlds loss of emotions after a breakup and the effects it had on his mental and physical state. He sings about his dependency on drugs and how the pills he takes are numbing the pain. The catchy chorus landing the song at number one of Apple Music’s top charts, making it the most popular song on the album.
Juice Wrld changes the tone of the song, focusing on the positive effects his newfound wealth has had on his life.
This song is an emotional ballad, focusing on Juice Wrlds struggles and perseverance.
2: “Maze” (Produced by Boi-1da)
“Maze” is a deep song, with a dark tone. The song focuses on Juice Wrlds dependency on drugs, and the struggle he has experienced removing them from his life.
The chorus provides a unique explanation of Juice Wrlds struggles.
“Maze” is a song of personal battles and the substances Juice Wrld uses to combat his feelings
3: “HeMotions" (Produced by Hit-Boy)
“HeMotions” is a more upbeat song, where Juice Wrld sings about creating a more positive future, and the actions he needs to take to make it a reality.
“HeMotions” is a new vibe for Juice Wrld, sending a positive message to keep going, even when everyone seems to be against you.
4: “Demonz” (Interlude)- Featuring Brent Faiyaz (Produced by Paperboy Fabe)
“Demonz” is the only song on the album that Juice Wrld isn’t in. Juice Wrld uses singer Brent Faiyaz to sing about the demons he has been struggling with. Juice Wrld is using Faiyaz to create a new mood, without Juice Wrld being involved. This interlude summarizes the entire message if the album - Juice Wrlds mental battles.
5: “Fast” (Produced by Bell)
Many fans were hoping to hear a new sound from Juice Wrld, a more experimental sound. “Fast” met their expectations. Juice Wrld sings about his struggle finding internal peace, and how the extreme success he experienced completely changed the speed of his life, ultimately affecting his mental state.
“Fast” has a beautiful melody, backed by a strong message of how fame affects artists.
6: “Hear Me Calling” (Produced by Purps)
“Hear Me Calling” was the second single released before the album dropped. The songs beat is fast, similar to the beats Drake used in his 2016 album, VIEWS.
The songs beat strays away from the usual “Emo” vibe Juice is so well known for. Juice Wrld sings about heartbreak and his struggle trying to win the girl who left him back. He sings about his confusion, questioning himself and the girl he had fallen for.
7: “Big” (Produced by Hit-Boy)
Juice Wrld sings about how rich he is in the song“Big”. Juice Wrld raps fast, bragging about how much money he makes, shouting out rappers Lil Pump and Gucci Mane, both of which are famous for showing off their earnings. The song is fun, upbeat and different, as it doesn’t focus on the depressing aspects of Juice Wrlds life.
8: “Robbery” (Produced by Mira)
The first single released before his upcoming album, “Robbery” is the hardest hitting song on the album. Juice Wrld shows off his voice, attacking the topic of heartbreak and drugs to a whole new level, while still keeping it a fun song.
The lyrics focus of Juice Wrlds commitment to the girl who left him and the things he gave up to be with her.
Juice Wrlds extreme storytelling and performance makes this song one of the best on the album.
9: “Flaws and Sins” (Produced by Mira)
This song provides different flows, creating an extremely catching melody and fast lines about how amazing the girl he is with is. Produced by Mira, the same producer who made the song “Lucid Dreams”, creates a similar sequence to the last hit, which is why the song sounds so good. Instead of singing about heartbreak, Juice Wrld sings about how perfect the girl is, even with her flaws and sins.
“I’m all, I’m really all in, In love with all your flaws and sins, Your scars are really gorgeous, ain’t that a weird way to give compliments?”
10: “Feeling” (Produced by Mira)
“Feeling” tackles drug usage in an upbeat way, almost as if Juice Wrld is making light of the topic. The weird thing about this song is that the lyrics still focus on how drugs numb the pain that Juice Wrld is going through. If you don’t focus on the drug references, it is an extremely fun and hype song.
11: “Syphilis” (Produced by Cardo)
Juice Wrld was featured on Ski Mask the Slump God’s recent album, STOKELEY, in the song “NUKETOWN”. The Florida rapper is known for his face pace, bass booming songs, where he tends to scream as he raps as an attempt to get the listener as hype as possible. In “Syphilis”, Juice Wrld tackles this kind of flow, spitting bars as fast and as loud as he can. The beat is a sample from the late XXXTentacion and Juice works with it well.
12: “Who Shot Cupid?” (Produced by Purps)
This track is nothing short of a modern-day love song. Juice Wrld sings about the loss of a past love and how she wants him back after he gains wealth and popularity. The title fits the song perfectly, as Juice Wrld struggles to figure out why the love faded away. The guitar that plays throughout the song, mixed with complex 808 patterns, makes this song extremely unique, and one of the slower on the album.
13: “Ring Ring”- Featuring Clever (Produced by Rvssian)
Clever is a small artist out of Gadsden, Alabama, and was unheard of before “Ring Ring” came out. The song presents a distorted guitar track, along with distorted vocals on Juice Wrld. In this song, Juice Wrld sings about not wanted to pick up the phone to deal with the girl who left him, as he is tired of dealing with the pain. Clever is one of the most impressive features on the album, showing off his vocal range and techniques. Clever has blown up and has a song coming out with popular rapper G-Herbo soon.
14: “Desire” (Produced by Purps)
“Desire”, like Ring Ring, begins with eerie synth pads, where Juice Wrld sings an emotional intro on the importance of the girl he is so deeply in love with. He makes it clear that this girl is the one, and hopes she’ll never leave his side.
15: “Out My Way” (Hit-Boy)
Another tackle at a Ski Mask The Slump God flow, “Out My Way” is a high energy song. Juice Wrld shows off his flow in this song, freestyling to a Hit-Boy beat. This song is different than your usual Juice Wrld song, but no one is complaining. Juice Wrld uses the song to get back at the people who have doubted him.
16: “The Bees Knees” (Produced by Hit-Boy)
This song was the first I listened too on the album. “The Bees Knees” is a murky and choppy song that focuses on Juice Wrlds goal to make money to matter what tries to stop him. The song is five and a half minutes long and features a beat change halfway through. The second part of the song showcases once again the extreme talent Juice Wrld has. The mix of a slow beat that transitions into a quicker and happier beat is impressive and is something Juice Wrld hasn’t done before.
17: “On God”- Featuring Yung Thug (Produced by DY)
Juice Wrld brings out veteran trap rapper Yung Thug in the song “On God”. The song carries a very Yung Thug type beat, almost as if Juice Wrld is a feature on his own song. This song has some strong parts, as Yung Thug brings a new type of energy to the album. But, Juice Wrld is able to slow this song down, making it a perfect mix of a modern trap song. The song is a fun one, focusing on the artists grind to get to where they are today.
18: “10 Feet” (Produced by Ray)
A sample of Daniel Ceasers “ Who Hurt You”, “10 Feet” is Juice Wrlds attempt of a classic rap song. He raps slowly and clearly without autotune about his bad habits and the girls he has fallen for. The song ends with a layered group of vocals with a heavy hitting beat, adding a cool element to the song.
19: “Won’t Let Go” (Produced by Purps)
“Won’t Let Go” is my favorite song on this album. Juice Wrlds melodies and catchy verses make this song so catchy and fun. Juice Wrld sings about the struggle he has with being too attached to women he falls for and tries to explain why he is so bad at letting go. He continues with how important this girl is on his life, even saying that when she dies he will be buried with her. Juice Wrld makes it clear that this girl is keeping him together and the performance is beautiful.
20: “She's the One” (Produced by Hit-Boy)
“She's the One” is the most interesting song on this album. Juice Wrlds flow is offbeat, but it still works well. He sings, once again, about how he has found the girl of his dreams. Whether this is true or not, he explains the importance of this girl, calling her his “tranquility.”
21: “Rider” (Produced by Power)
Juice Wrld loves to rap about how important it is for the girl that he is with indulges in the same activities as he does. In this song, he asks this girl if she is down for the crazy things he does and asks her to prove it. This song is repetitive, but the beat makes up for the lack of great lyrics.
22: “Make Believe” (Produced by Boi-1da)
“Make Believe” closes the album out perfectly, but is easily the darkest song on the album. Juice Wrld sings about a girl he is interested in, but can’t seem to have. He sings about wanting to prove something to this girl and how he would do anything to have her. In the chorus, Juice Wrld sings about how even if he won her over, in the end, she would have broken his heart no matter what, something that is hard from him to deal with.