This is a blog about Juice Wrld’s Artwork and how it relates to his debut album “Goodbye & Good Riddance”. Juice Wrld, who was also known as Jarad Higgins, is an American rapper that has released several songs on SoundCloud. His album “Goodbye & Good Riddance” was released on May 23rd, 2018 and became one of the best selling albums on the date of its release. Juice Wrld wrote and recorded this album in 2017 when he was just 20 years old. This blog will focus primarily on his album artwork and how it relates to his music.
Juice Wrld’s art can be classified as pop-surrealism because it combines elements of surrealism with pop culture elements like references to popular movies or music artists. The main inspiration for his artwork is his lucid dreams which are dreams in which you have the ability to control your actions. In interviews, he has stated that the theme of his music was inspired by these lucid dreams, so he used them as a source of inspiration for his album artwork.
The first thing this blog is going to examine is Juice Wrld’s use of pop-surrealism in his art and what makes it
The artwork of Juice Wrld (born Jarad Higgins) is defined by the rectangular and the abstract. Almost all of his album covers, singles and music videos feature clean lines and bold shapes – many times depicting what can be seen in a dream.Juice’s album artworks for Goodbye & Good Riddance are no exception. The primary color palette of gray, black and blue are used to create a somber tone on almost every piece of art, with the exeption of “Lucid Dreams” – featuring red sharpies on the text.
Tying in with Juice’s newest single “Lucid Dreams”, this artwork hints at what the rest of his album will sound like – dark but hopeful. It also hints at his future endeavors in music, as Juice is sure to continue to create new sounds and inspire artists after leaving Schoolboy Records.
The rest of Juice’s album cover arts follow a similar vein, with gray being dominant and blue making an appearance on several releases. The “Oxy Music” cover features geometric shapes that make up an eye, while “Lean Wit Me” shows a swirl of clouds both blue and gray that makes up a face..
The colorful artwork
Juice Wrld’s most recent album, “Goodbye & Good Riddance,” has been out for about a month now, and, as with most releases of this size, there is a collection of art to go along with it. The piece that has gained the most attention so far is “Lucid Dreams.” This piece shows Juice Wrld in what looks to be a moment of clarity.
If you’ve listened to the album and seen the artwork, then you likely have an idea of what these lucid dreams are. If not, don’t feel bad; Juice Wrld hasn’t really given us much information. What we can gather from the song is that he is talking about his relationship with someone but feels like it’s not going anywhere; he’s trying to figure out just where they stand and if they will ever be together again.
The two biggest hints at what he’s referring to are the title and the artwork. The “Lucid Dreams” title would probably already make a lot of sense if you’re familiar with Juice Wrld’s previous work or even just aware of his persona. He seems like someone who could easily have lucid dreams and could also use them as inspiration for his songs. And while something like this might not be readily apparent when you
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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Juice WRLD, but it looks like that is about to change. With his new album Goodbyes and Good Riddance set to drop on December 7th, the Chicago artist has been getting fans pumped with a few previews of the project. Today, Juice WRLD shared artwork for the LP to his Instagram page along with a caption that states, “Lucid Dreams coming soon.” The art features Juice Wrld sitting in front of a black background while holding up a notepad which reads “Lucid Dreams”.
Juice Wrld is one of the best artists in his genre. His music has a certain style that is very distinctive. He is also a very good rapper and singer. He has a unique voice that is powerful and emotional. Juice WRLD’s songs are very relatable and enjoyable. They have a lot of meaning behind them, but you do not need to understand the lyrics to enjoy them because of the emotion in his voice and his production style.
The first song on Juice Wrld’s album “Goodbye & Good Riddance,” which was released in May 2018, is called “Lucid Dreams.” This song has a lot of emotion to it and it is relatable. It tells the story of an unsuccessful relationship and how he feels about it afterwards. On this track, Juice WRLD sings about being in love with someone who does not love him back, which is something all people can relate to at some point in their lives. The first verse he says, “I could be your liquid courage / I could be your pain reliever / I could be your evening man / I could change the game,” which shows how much he cares for her, but she doesn’t care back.
As Juice WRLD’s debut album, Goodbye and Good Riddance, swiftly ascended to the top of the Billboard charts, he’s now back with a brand new visual to his record-breaking single “Lucid Dreams.” The single has been a hit since its release in April and has become one of the most popular songs off the album.
Tying into the hit single, Juice WRLD has unveiled an official music video for “Lucid Dreams.” The Joseph Leplant directed video features Juice WRLD roaming around a futuristic setting, as well as taking a trip through his own subconscious.
In the video, Juice WRLD is depicted in a dreamy state of mind as he explores a cityscape and interacts with projections of himself. He strolls through the city as his surroundings change from bright and sunny to dark and gloomy. It soon becomes clear that he is trapped within his thoughts, as he walks through streets littered with his own memories. As he continues to travel through his subconscious, it seems that there is no escape from his emotional pain.
Juice Wrld’s album artwork is all about the message. The message Juice wants to display on his album is mainly about “LUCID DREAMS” (Explained in more detail later in this blog) and he uses visuals to communicate this message.
On the cover, we see what looks to be a teenager looking into a mirror. We can assume that this is Juice Wrld because of his distinct hairdo and black sunglasses. In the background we see a cityscape that looks like it’s engulfed in flames, with some broken glass scattered around. An interesting thing to note is that there is a light bulb above Juice Wrld’s head but it isn’t lit up, which could symbolize his mind being switched off – not being awake enough to understand where he is going and what he is doing.
*The album art seems to be based on the saying “you can’t see the forest for the trees”*
He wants us to realize that even though things may seem dark and gloomy in his life right now, everything will be ok in the end because he has dreams of making it big time and becoming successful, as does every other artist who releases an album.*