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by Lil Peep (featuring Marshmello)

Album: single release only (2018)
Charted: 73
  • This melancholic track is the first posthumous release from Gustav Åhr, known by his stage name of Lil Peep. The emo hip-hop artist died from an overdose of prescription drugs in November 2017. This song's lyrics address a painful breakup:

    Loving you is like a fairytale
    I just can't pick up the phone again
    This time I'll be on my own my friend
    One more time I'm all alone again
  • The song is a collaboration with the producer Marshmello. The pair began to work on the track a few weeks before Lil Peep died. Marshmello was unsure about releasing the tune, but the late rapper's mother specifically asked that her son's music be shared with the world.

    "Peep brought an excitement to music that was unparalleled to anybody I've ever met," said Marshmello. "We started an idea together, that unfortunately we were never able to officially finish together. When I listen to this track now I get chills wishing he could hear it. This record is dedicated to Peep's mother, family, friends and his fans. Gus will live forever through his music and that is something we should all be extremely thankful for."
  • The song's music video was directed by Nick Koenig (aka Hot Sugar) who previously collaborated with Peep for his "Awful Thing"' clip.

    Koenig said regarding the video's concept: "Relationships have a way of overwhelming the meaning and context of physical items to the point of hijacking them. What once was just a household item might now be something that reminds us of that relationship to a point where it overpowers what that item was traditionally meant for. These objects end up developing a shared significance between those in the relationship."

    Marshmello added that the visual was made as a tribute for Peep. "For this video I just wanted what Gus would have wanted. And I think this is exactly it."

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