Is it hip-hop? Is it emo? Who the hell is Lil Peep? Questions tend to fly where Lil Peep is concerned, and while many have been quick to decry the New York artist, it's hard to deny the impact his wave has been having of late. With an interesting blend of trap inspired production and Emo guitar arrangements, Lil Peep's genre seems to be as fluid as his sexual orientation. However, the amalgamation of inspirations certainly makes for an original vibe, especially in an era where originality is becoming a sacred art.
Honestly, while Lil Peep's name may suggest a foray into Soundcloud-rap territory, Come Over When You're Sober Part 1 plays through like some emo music from the mid-two-thousands, from a time when Skrillex was Sonny Moore, front man for emo staple From First To Last. In fact, it's clear that Lil Peep has drawn influences from several bands from that era, musically invoking some of Brand New's middle years. And while his lyrical themes and vocal cadence catapult him firmly into emo territory, the percussion arrangements tend to keep Lil Peep at the very least hip-hop adjacent.
Like Lil Pump and XXXTENTACION, Lil Peep has at once fascinated and frustrated the online community. People are vocal about their distaste for his music and image, yet feel drawn to his name nevertheless. However, this will probably not be the project to convert you from a Peep hater to a Peep disciple. If you're not down with the whole emo movement, you'll probably be better off skipping that. However, if you spent even one or two weeks dabbling in the genre, or perhaps engaging in some method acting to effectively pursue an emo dime, it might be worth spending some time with Lil Peep's new project.
Don't let the Lil decieve you. There is nothing inherently unoriginal about Lil Peep's music. Whether or not it's to everyone's taste is most definitely debatable, but like it or not, Peep continues to expand his reach.