2019 is gearing up to be a potentially banner year for Juice WRLD, with his sophomore album and a European tour alongside Nicki Minaj on tap. The Chicago native takes the first step in making his presence felt with the release of “Robbery,” which premiered via Beats 1 on Wednesday (Feb. 13) as Zane Lowe’s World Record. The piano-laden “Robbery” serves as the debut single kicking off Deathrace for Love‘s rollout.
The emo song finds Juice once again teaming up with Internet Money’s Nick Mira, who produced his Billboard Hot 100 smash “Lucid Dreams.” “I love to do drugs so mind my manners/ I get high when you don’t decide to answer/ Phone home, I need to phone home/ I’m throwing rocks at your window, I need to go home/ I don’t wanna leave/ I just wanna be with you,” he somberly croons.
The “Lean Wit Me” rapper stopped by the Beats 1 offices for an interview with Lowe, where he even spit a little freestyle. Juice WRLD unveiled that he finished DFL in just four days, and the titlle was inspired by the Twisted Metal PlayStation videogame series he loved growing up. Juice also expects there to be about “23 to 25” tracks on the project, when it’s all said and done. “It’s truly every part of my soul,” he says. “It’s like a Picasso painting.”
Stream “Robbery” and listen to portions of Juice WRLD’s Beats 1 interview below. Deathrace for Love releases March 8.