Life's A Mess
by Juice WRLD (featuring Halsey)

Album: Legends Never Die (2020)
Charted: 11 9


  • Over somber synths, Juice WRLD raps about life's trials and tribulations, and about finding true love.

    Uh, sometimes life's a mess
    Uh, I get high when I'm upset
    I remember when me and love didn't click
    Searchin' for somethin' real, then I found it

    When Juice hooked up with his lover, it changed everything for the better.
  • Halsey joins Juice on the love-laden song. She harmonizes throughout before closing the track with a verse where she thanks God for finding her romantic interest.
  • This marks the second time the two emo artists have collaborated, following Juice jumping on the remix of Halsey's 2018 single "Without Me." The pop singer first showed her love for Juice's material when in November 2018 she delivered a minimal cover of his breakout hit "Lucid Dreams (Forget Me)" on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.
  • Halsey tattooed "life's a mess 999" on her hand in honor of the duet. Juice WRLD had "999" tattooed on his own wrist, and also incorporated the number in his social media handles (his website is and merchandise items.
  • Juice WRLD and Halsey wrote the song with the track's producers Charlie Handsome (Khalid's "Better," Travis Scott's "5% Tint," Trevor Daniel's "Falling") and Rex Kudo (Nicki Minaj's "Run & Hide," Post Malone's "Go Flex," Lil Wayne's "I Do It"). Handsome and Kudo previously paired up to produce AJ Tracey's UK hit "Psych Out!"


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17Songwriter Interviews

Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.

Graduation Songs

Graduation SongsFact or Fiction

Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?

Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)

Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)Songwriter Interviews

"Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but the band - far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside - released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.

Chris Tomlin

Chris TomlinSongwriter Interviews

The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.

Chris Squire of Yes

Chris Squire of YesSongwriter Interviews

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"They're Playing My Song

The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."