MC’s Song Of The Week #25: “Rich and Blind” by Juice WRLD

Hello, I’m MusiCommentator, and for my 25th edition of Song Of The Week, I will be discussing “Rich and Blind by Juice WRLD.

I think I might have mentioned Juice WRLD a couple of times on this blog, but I have never really gone in depth about him.  For me, Juice WRLD is a pretty basic artist.  At least since “Lucid Dreams”, most of all his music has sounded the same: sad-boy trap that usually revolves around heartbreak and substance abuse.  This repetitive style of music has hindered me from liking most of his music, as much of it sounds too similar and derivative.  However, there are a few songs and features that I’ve been able to enjoy him on, including (but not limited to) “Lucid Dreams”, “Lean Wit Me”, Travis Scott’s “NO BYSTANDERS”, Ski Mask The Slump God’s “Nuketown”, and of course, the song I’m going to talk about today, “Rich and Blind”.

Out of all the songs I’ve heard from Juice WRLD, I feel like this one is the most personal and true to Juice’s self.  I especially like the chorus, as it addresses that even a lot of money can’t save you from not knowing what you’re doing in life, which is a problem that is rarely addressed in Juice’s other music.  Aside from that, the lyrics are pretty standard for a Juice WRLD track, but I feel like the emotions of these lyrics are boosted by the production.  The track is produced by Take A Daytrip, who I have been keeping an eye on since I saw their work on Higher Brothers’s “Nomadic” and Lil Nas X’s “Panini”.  The mournful chords they use really accentuate the lyircs’ intent and overall make this one of Juice WRLD’s better tracks.

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