Almost five months after the death of Juice WRLD, his family and team released his first posthumous single. The single is titled “righteous”.
Recall that Juice WRLD – whose real name is Jarad Higgins – tragically passed away in December at the age of just 21 from an accidental overdose.
On Thursday, the release of “righteous” was announced on social media via Juice WRLD’s Instagram handle.
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“Juice was a prolific artist who dedicated his life to making music. Choosing how to share his music to come with the world was not an easy task. Honoring the love that Juice felt for his fans while highlighting his talents and his spirit are the most important parts of this process for us.” The post said.
The posthumous song details how Juice WRLD battled anxiety by constantly self-medicating.
“Righteous” comes a day after the Juice family announced a charitable initiative, The Live Free 999 Fund. The initiative is aimed at helping young people battling addiction and mental health issues.
Juice’s girlfriend, Ally Lotti, shared a quick note in which she expressed how much the song meant to her.
ill never forget that night 🙏🏽💔
we played this over n over the next couple weeks. .
it’s a very emotional song for me to listen to but i kno how much we both loved it and i kno how much j would b proud of this. all of yal, all of us 🖤 https://t.co/jyFyCZ2BCm
— Ally Lotti (@highimallyy) April 23, 2020
Likewise, A Steve Cannon-directed music video for the posthumous track was also released.