Lil Peep's "Come Over When You're Sober" hits the Billboard charts.
Exactly one week ago, tragedy struck the music industry when Lil Peep passed away before a show in Tucson, Arizona. And while his friends, fans, and family are still mourning his loss, it would appear that his Come Over When You're Sober project has been imbued with a new life. Now, for the first time since its release, Come Over has landed on the Billboard 200 charts, slotting in at the 169th spot. And while his sudden death is no doubt tragic, it seems likely Peep would be happy to know his music was reaching so many people. The project originally dropped on August 15th, and it failed to chart at the time.
When it dropped, we noted the similarities to the emo genre, stating that the project "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."
It might not have been a project for everyone's taste, but there's no denying that Peep was taking some risks against conformity. Insofar as his death is concerned, Peep's brother described the rapper as being "happy," and claimed his death was an accident: "We [Peep's family] have heard there was some sort of substance he did not expect to be involved in the substance he was taking. He thought he could take what he did, but he had been given something and he didn’t realize what it was.”
The brother's claims are in line with speculation that Peep ultimately took some laced Xanax, which ended up contributing to his overdose. Rest in peace, Peep.