The hip-hop world lost many tortured artists over the last year, and Lil Peep was amongst the first of them to sadly pass away. His death was unprecedented an unexpected, and while he wasn’t quite the most popular, the outpour of support and love was incredible; his fans knew he was always hurting on the inside. Lil Peeps’ inner turmoil is very present in his posthumous Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2, an emotionally and eye-opening look into Lil Peep’s pained mind.
Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2 features a collection of songs previously only available through leaks or various other avenues, as well as unreleased tracks Lil Peep was working on. Single ‘16 Lines‘ is featured on the record, and it really gives you a good idea of what Lil Peep is all about: the chorus ominously and painfully chants “16 lines of blow and I'm fine / Break my bones, but act as my spine / I wonder who you'll fuck when I die / And if I tried to call, would you cry?“ Lil Peep battles the idea of what will happen when he’s gone or the generally idea of the future throughout the record, like in ‘Sex With My Ex,’ the chorus offering: “Fuck me like we're ' on our deathbed / Hear the sadness in your laughter / She's afraid of what comes after me, true love.“ Even opening track ‘Broken Smile (All My)‘ comes with a sense of pain, Lil Peep sadly reminiscing of an old relationship he can’t shake: “She was the one that was worth my time / Now that she gone, I know that I'm wrong.“
Lil Peep had a unique persona amongst the slew of moody trap rappers, particularly in his sound. The grungy guitar riffs and careless delivery is very reminiscent of 90s alternative and grunge, just with a hip-hop flair. Closing track ‘Fingers‘ has this atmospheric guitar that introduces it before a crunchy guitar comes in to add punch to the final track, which sounds very much like a goodbye (“I'll be the first there, and I'll be the last there / I'm not gonna last here / I'm not gonna last long“). Other tracks, like ‘Idgaf‘ have a punkier mood to them, the dramatic guitar lending itself to Lil Peep’s dramatic announcement that he’s truly done with everything. ‘Cry Alone‘ has a very grungy atmosphere to it with the big guitar, while other tracks like ‘Runaway‘ have a more calm, atmospheric vibe to it. ‘Life Is Beautiful‘ comes with this very enlightening theme to it, as amongst all the pain and suffering he’s enduring, he takes a step back to appreciate what he does have. Lil Peep had this very smart way of blending two commonly contrasted genres and making them both his own.
Lil Peep’s inner turmoil is very present in his posthumous Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2. Above all else, this record is proof that Lil Peep was incredibly talented, and deserved every message and outpour of love he received. The only shame is that he’s no longer with us to keep sharing his unique perspective and sound.
Rest in peace, Lil Peep.
Favorite Track: Runaway
Least Favorite Track: Sex With My Ex
Rating: 71 / 100
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