Last year, the world got to hear Juice WRLD’s third album Legends Never Die, his first posthumous effort that saw 22 tracks and additional features from The Weeknd, Trippie Redd, Marshmello, Polo G, The Kid Laroi, and Halsey. Today (Nov. 12), another single has officially arrived. “Already Dead“ serves as the first promotional single for Chicago native Juice WRLD’s upcoming posthumous project Fighting Demons. The forthcoming album is set to arrive on Dec. 10. On the track, Juice WRLD touches on inner battles:
You can see the pain in my laugh demons comin’ back from the past (Yeah, yeah)/ Feelin’ like I’m ’bout to relapse (Yeah, yeah) voices in my head (Yeah, yeah)/ All I can hear them say (Yeah, yeah) Is everyone wants me dead (Yeah, yeah)/ Bitch, I’m already dead (Yeah, yeah)
I’ve been dead for years, I’ve been taking medicine again (Yeah, yeah)/ Henny, mix it with the Vicodin (Yeah, yeah) all my sufferin’ is really gettin’ under my skin (Yeah)/ Maybe I should try to pray again
According to a Genius annotation, the track was first previewed on Juice’s Instagram in late 2018. In March of 2021, Lil Bibby—manager of Juice’s label, Grade A Productions—tweeted a snippet of “Already Dead.” Within the last year, fans have been able to hear features from Juice WRLD such as on “Matt Hardy 999” by Trippie Redd, “Buck 50” with DJ Scheme, and on Maroon 5’s “Can’t Leave You Alone.” An anniversary edition of Goodbye & Good Riddance (Anniversary Edition) was released earlier this year in May.
In a statement on the forthcoming Fighting Demons album, Juice WRLD’s mother Carmela Wallace and Grade A Productions said, “Jarad was always searingly honest about his struggles and through his musical genius he articulated what was on his heart and mind vividly through his art. He never gave up and his friends and family never gave up on offering their support to him.”
Be sure to press play on Juice WRLD’s brand new single “Already Dead.”