Just a couple of weeks ago, in early March, Juice Wrld released his third studio album, Death Race for Love. Considering the success of his prior two studio albums, Goodbye & Good Riddance and Wrld on Drugs, both released in 2018, it is safe to say this album met the high expectations of Juice’s work.
In my personal opinion, Death Race for Love is superior to Wrld on Drugs, yet equal if not lesser to Goodbye & Good Riddance. Juice Wrld’s newest album outdoes the previous, Wrld on Drugs, simply because of the collaborating artist featured, in my opinion. Juice Wrld and Future are equally talented artists in the industry, I just feel the combination of the two was not the most ideal. The two artists’ styles vary quite noticeably and I do not think it was in Juice’s best interest to collaborate with Future specifically, especially considering his unique approach to rapping and performing in general as well as his relatively recent initiation into fame.
On the other hand I would not explicitly declare Death Race for Love superior than his debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, arguably because it was just that–his premiere studio album. There was a lot of hype around the release of Juice Wrld’s initial album because of preceding singles ‘leaked’. Tracks like “All Girls Are The Same” and “Lucid Dreams” gave fans an exciting taste of what to expect on Juice’s first album, which obviously came to be a great success. Juice Wrld’s fresh introduction into the industry and rap scene overall can also probably contribute to the mass popularity of his eccentric compositions.
Death Race for Love, for the most part, follows in the steps of Juice’s prior two albums in terms of style but slaps a bit differently. Juice Wrld has been able to assess both the success and criticism of his preceding albums to provide his fans with something that is most enjoyable. He still similarly follows his distinctive approach to music with a focus on love and heartache but in a more lively and hype manner. All in all, anyone who enjoys unparalleled music in general should give Juice Wrld’s newest album a listen. The most notorious aspect of Juice’s music is its precedent style of a genre, including rap while also incorporating alternative and pop tendencies. If you don’t have time to give the 22-track album a listen as a whole my top 5 recommendations, and simultaneous favorites, would be:
- “Hear Me Calling”
- “ON GOD” Feat. Young Thug