Late-Artist Lil-Peep leaves us something to remember & treasure:Come Over When You’re Sober Pt.2
First off, rest in peace to the loved, late-artist Lil Peep. The Long-Island bred artist captured the ears and hearts of millions with his honest, relatable lyrics and unique sound which some may describe as a unique mix between rap and emo-rock. Just shy of three months after releasing his debut album: “Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 1” the popular artist died in November of 2017 of an accidental drug overdose. Luckily, before his death he recorded enough music to leave us with “Come Over When You’re Sober Pt.2”, the sequel to his debut album. Can lovers of more conventional rap still enjoy the Emo artist’s recent release? What can we expect from the album? Let’s find out.
While listening through the album, one thing is apparent: there is definitely a universal vibe and sound about Lil-Peep and his latest release; although its hard to put the artist into a genre. It doesn’t seem right to call Lil-peep a “rapper” at all, as his music takes on a more grunge-rock, Kurt Cobain reminiscent sound. Many of the tracks on the 44-minute album are ballads where Lil peep is singing of depression, failed friendship/relationships, death and drug use. While this may not exactly sound like some Hip-Hop lover’s cup of tea, you will be surprised to discover the ease and enjoyment in listening through the album. Lil peep was great at creating catchy melodies and had a distinct style that shined through the entire album.
After listening to Come Over When You’re Sober Pt.2, I am inclined to go down the rabbit-hole of Lil-Peep and discover more of his music. I thought the album sounded great and I even found myself getting lost in it, the vibe is different and can only be described as Lil Peep. Peep’s lyrics of drug addiction, mental illness and deep-sorrow are controversial but it’s these topics that many of his fan’s say saved them from their own depression and even suicide. Despite the passing of Lil Peep, his music lives on and positively affects people to this day; and we are lucky to still have his music with us.