‘Roses’ premiered earlier today (December 5) and saw the emo rapper team up with Panic!’s Brendon Urie and producer Benny Blanco.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Blanco said: “It’s so cool to see both of these guys from such different worlds coming together and just really vibing on the same shit. Juice knows exactly where he was the first time he heard Panic! At The Disco, ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’. Brendon knows exactly where he was the first time he heard Juice WRLD.
“They’re both equally important to each other’s lives. Brendon was like, ‘That shit’s keeping me inspired now.’” Listen to the track and interview below.
Blanco had shared a snippet of a new track featuring the emo rapper, whose real name is Jarad Higgins, and Urie on his Instagram page yesterday (December 4).
In the short clip, you can hear Urie and Higgins trading lines based around the chant of “roses are red, violets are blue”. They complete the verse by singing: “My heart is dead/I’m such a fool.” You can listen to it below.
Blanco posted another cut of the track in which Higgins can be heard adding: “Why did I fall for you?/I gave it all for you.”
In March, the 19-year-old Chicago rapper released the ‘Lucid Dreams’, which has since become a surprise hit, reaching number two in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track interpolates some of Sting’s 1993 track ‘Shape Of My Heart’.
Last month, ‘Lucid Dreams’ producer Nick Mira hit out at the veteran British songwriter in a string of now-deleted tweets, claiming that Sting was receiving 85 percent of royalties from Juice WRLD’s hit. “Fuck @OfficialSting and his WHOLE team,” Mira wrote. “After taking 85% of Lucid Dreams (for interpolating Shape of My Heart, NOT EVEN sampling) he threatened to take us to court for trying to get any %.”
A month prior to the producer’s claims, Sting had called the song a “beautiful interpretation that is faithful to the original song’s form” and joked the royalties would “put [his] grandkids through college.”