• Kesa Janes

Song Review: "Come and Go"

Since its release on July 9, I have not been able to get enough of Juice WRLD’s “Come and Go”, his collaboration with Marshmello, and fourth single off his 2020 posthumous album Legends Never Die. I will admit, I prefer Biggie, Tupac, or some early 2000’s Eminem when it comes to rap music. However, this song is an absolute “banger”, as the kids today would say...if that is a thing the kids are still saying.

“Come and Go” has several different interpretations, with some people believing it centers around Juice becoming a better man, or a more successful one. With lyrics including “I try to be everything that I can, but sometimes, I come out as bein' nothin”, it seems as though Juice wanted to be even better than he was, personally or in regards to his career. Other lyrics such as the chorus (“I don't wanna ruin this one/ This type of love don't always come and go”) suggest that the song is about Juice not wanting to mess things up in his relationship, because it’s not everyday that one experiences this kind of love. Whether the song is about Juice WRLD’s career, his personal growth, or about his romantic relationships, all were tragically cut short due to an accidental drug overdose in December 2019.

“Come and Go” has several different musical elements in it, with EDM (electronic dance music) sounds incorporated; Marshmello is known for creating music within this genre. A guitar loop and thumping drums during the chorus also provide a really catchy beat that I do not hear from a lot of other rap artists. I personally love me some rock n’ roll, and the guitar loop and drums almost remind me of the punk rock genre. Between hip-hop, EDM, punk rock, and more, you get the best of all worlds with the sound of this song.

As of right now, “Come and Go” is at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and hopefully it will remain near the top of the chart for a while. Weeks after the release, Marshmello revealed that he has “8 or 9” unreleased collaborations with Juice WRLD, and I hope that eventually they all get released. If they’re as great as “Come and Go” is, I cannot wait to add them to my playlists.