Over the weekend, fans got to hear a new collaboration from late rapper Juice WRLD and Canadian star The Weekend titled “Smile,” which was previously leaked to social media some time ago as “Sad.” Produced by Taz Taylor, Cxdy, and Nick Mira, the track shows the two collaborators speaking on love, death, and other issues that add to the overwhelming bittersweet nature of the release:
“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/
Oh, 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, oh, you tell me that you’re sad inside.../”
As with the music video for “Wishing Well,” the clip comes courtesy of KDC Visions and show an animated version of Juice WRLD singing to his lover and, at one point, becoming a winged angel. The Weeknd can be seen pulling himself out of a wrecked car before hopping into another and driving off into the night.
“Smile” appears on Juice WRLD’s posthumous release Legends Don’t Die, which earned the late Chicago star his second number one album on the Billboard 200 thanks to 497,000 album equivalent units sold. The project was released last month and sees 21 tracks with appearances from Halsey, Marshmello, Trippie Redd, The Kid LAROI, and Polo G. His first two albums, the equally successful Goodbye & Good Riddance and Death Race For Love, were released in 2018 and 2019, respectively. 2018 also saw Juice WRLD join forces with Future on the collaborative project WRLD On Drugs.
Fans can press play on the visual for “Smile” below.