Juice WRLD’s hit ‘Lucid Dreams’ has made its way to 67 year old British rocker Sting, who’s more than impressed. If you didn’t know, the glittery guitar sampled in ‘Lucid Dreams’ comes from Sting’s 1993 song ‘Shape of my Heart’. “That beat carried the whole beat, the melodies, all of it” Juice WRLD told Billboard in July, discussing the riff. “It all revolved around that sample.”
Speaking to Billboard earlier this week, Sting described ‘Lucid Dreams’ as a “beautiful interpretation of that is faithful to the original song’s form,” before joking that the royalties would “put his grandkids through college.” Sting’s guitarist Dominic Miller, who co-wrote ‘Shape of my Heart’, also had some kind words to offer the rapper, calling ‘Lucid Dreams’ “the most intelligent version of that riff I’ve ever heard.” If that isn’t high praise, what is?
The second single off Juice WRLD’s debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance, ‘Lucid Dreams’ peaked at number two on the Billboard Top 100. Coincidentally, Tory Lanez also sampled ‘Shape of my Heart’ this year, on his MEMORIES DON’T DIE track ‘Pieces’, as did Russ on ‘Parkstone Drive’. Nas did it first though, on his 1996 track ‘The Message’.