Juice WRLD’s Second Posthumous Album ‘Fighting Demons’ Announced With Trailer

Juice WRLD’S second posthumous album, Fighting Demons, is set to arrive on 10th December. The release was announced in a 43-second trailer posted on the late rapper’s social media accounts on 11th November afternoon.

“You are not your struggles. Addiction, anxiety, depression do not define you,” a message reads at the top of the video. “One of the greatest artists of our generation shared his own battle.”

The trailer, which is soundtracked by Juice’s “Already Dead” cut, features clips of the rapper on the road, greeting fans, recording in the studio, as well as opening up about his own mental health struggles and his goal to help others in similar situations.

“If you have like anxiety or depression, they gonna look at you like you’re crazy. That’s not how it should be, but that’s how it is and that needs to change,” Juice Wrld says in archival footage in the trailer for Fighting Demons.

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“There was nothing Jarad ‘Juice WRLD’ Higgins enjoyed more than delivering new music to his millions of fans around the world,” the rapper’s mother Carmela Wallace said in a statement.  “He left behind an astonishingly deep catalog of music that will ensure his fans will have new songs to listen to for years to come. 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.”

The album’s title was inspired from Higgins’ own struggles with mental health and addiction; the rapper who was born Jarad Anthony Higgins passed away on 8th December, 2019 at the age of 21, following an accidental overdose caused by oxycodone and codeine toxicity.

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“We encourage all of you who struggle with addiction and mental health to never give up the fight,” Wallace added. “We continue to extend free support to you via LiveFree999.org created in his honor,” referencing the website Wallace established in October 2020 as a resource for parents of children who struggle with addiction, anxiety, and depression.

Fighting Demons follows Juice Wrld’s first posthumous LP, 2020’s Legends Never Die. About a year after its release, Lil Bibby, the head of Grade A Productions announced Juice’s next effort would be split into three releases; the first of which was reportedly titled The Party Never Ends.

“It’s 3 parts to the album,” he wrote in a tweet that was quickly deleted. “First part of the album is 90% done, jus waiting on [Travis Scott] spam him!”

Juice’s camp didn’t reveal too many details about Fighting Demons, including song titles or featured artists. It’s also unclear if the project underwent a name change from “The Party Never Ends” or if it’s something entirely different.