Earlier this week, The Weeknd took to social media to reveal that a song between him and Juice WRLD would be officially released. That song, titled “Smile,” was originally leaked to the world under the title “Sad” back in July, and saw Juice WRLD speaking to both his demons and his relationship that’s being affected by them:
“Devil on my shoulder tellin’ me I’ll die soon I don’t really want that to impact you, but I don’t know, maybe I’m just paranoid I just want the best for you, I just want what’s left of you/
Ho, you tell me that you’re sad inside I’m sad that I can’t satisfy, yeah, I pray that I get it right this time, maybe we’ll be alright/
Ho, you tell me that you’re sad inside I’m sad that I can’t satisfy, yeah, I pray that I get it right this time, maybe we’ll be alright…/”
The track is produced by Internet Money producer Nick Mira, and, as is stated on Genius, will appear on the forthcoming deluxe edition of Juice WRLD’s posthumous release Legends Never Die. The original version of the album made landfall last month and featured the likes of Trippie Redd, Marshmello, Polo G, Halsey, and more. The project proved to be his best-selling, pulling a whopping 497,000 album equivalent units during its first week of release. He previous albums, Goodbye & Good Riddance and Death Race For Love, were liberated in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
The Weeknd released his latest album, After Hours, back in March — that album also proved to be one of the best-selling albums this year with 444,000 album equivalent units sold during the first week. That project also boasted the the popular singles “Heartless,” “In Your Eyes,” and “Blinding Lights.”