Artist: Lil Peep
Album: Come Over When You’re Sober PT.1
Release date: Aug 11th, 2017
Lil Peep released his debut album Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 1. The 23-munute-long album consists of seven “ego trap” songs dealing with depression, drug abuse, and heartbreak emo trap genre go music that has recently emerged.It consists of harsh guitars riffs and drum beats that surely came from a drum machine, and depressing lyrics to qualify the original ego genre. Lil Peep’s pessimistic lyrics are what draw his primarily young audience.
Lil Peep’s album begins with a slow mentor guitar progression before his voice flows in lazily signing about new “Benz Truck” and girlfriend. He sings about not caring what people think about him as he continues to do drugs and rise in fame. Adding to the beat of the song, percussion flows smoothly with the minor chord progression.
The last three songs, “U Said,” “The Brightside,” and “Problems,” are where the artist really digs into his history of drug use and depression. In these tracks, he sings about his loneliness and wanting to be with someone but also how love feels like “made a deal with the devil,” which is why he spends most of his time intoxicated.
Overall, the album sounds mundane because everyone uses the same beats in the mainstream pop culture including, Lil Peep. It’s just the right amount of trendy sadness this generation seems to obsess about, but it is lyrically too repetitive.