Clocking in at a little over three minutes, a single sonic backdrop that highlights hi-hats, a big bass drum and timely claps laid below the pair’s distinct vocals, really putting the focus on the anticipated collaboration. The cut hears the two speak on heartbreak and their willingness to sacrifice whatever they have to make sure their patterns happy. Juice kicks off the track and starts his verse with a haunting line that reads, “Devil on my shoulder telling me I’ll die soon/I don’t want it to impact you,” while The Weeknd comes in to end it, “When our skin is touching, I need drugs to love you/You want so much from me, but I can only f*ck you.”
The track was first announced by the singer The Weeknd on his twitter account that reads, “XO + 99 Thursday Night.” Fans also found an old tweet shared by Juice WRLD on September 2019 where he said “The Weeknd and I would make a diamond record…” possibly alluding to the creation of “Smile”.
Stream “Smile” by The Weeknd and Juice WRLD’s on Spotify below.