Rapper-singer Lil Peep is in his own, dark, twisted world on his seven-song project, ‘Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1.’
20-year old rapper-singer Lil Peep (born Gustav Åhr) is quite an interesting guy. He’s interesting in regards to his background, personality, and his abundance of body ink. Lil Peep drops a seven-track project, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1, his first of note. Ahead of the album, he released two singles: “Benz Truck” and “The Brightside.” There’s lots of guitar, hard beats, and singing that sounds ‘under the influence.’ Here are the top 3 songs from Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1.
No. 1: “Benz Truck (Гелик)”
“Benz Truck (Гелик)” stands out from the crowd. From the start, the sound is dark and foreboding. For many, this particular song gives the first impression of Lil Peep. He comes off both odd and unique, embedding his personality and one-of-a-kind status for sure. A first listen of “Benz Truck” is a bit off-putting, yet with successive listens, it’s undoubtedly hypnotic. It’s by no means deep, but somehow, Peep wins us over with his charm. The hook is a selling point.
No. 2: “The Brightside”
“The Brightside” is representative of the new-school of hip-hop. The beat is clearly part of the rap idiom – slick, anchoring the production work down. As far as palette of sounds itself, once again, the rock crossover is interesting. Guitars continue fueling the entirety of the production. This won’t appeal to the traditional listener who’s looking for bars, but a more open-minded listener may find a deeper appreciation.
No. 3: “U Said”
“U Said” embodies the rock spirit. Interestingly, it ends up being a two-part song. This is a pro because it provides contrast. The first part is entitled “Poppin’ Pills Thinkin’ Bout U.” Charming. The second part is also druggy in quality, titled “Sometimes Life Gets F*cked Up.” The hip-hop drums are heavier here, and Lil Peep goes harder. The punk-like energy is a pro through and through, particularly on the verse. Again, this is more rock-rap, but there are clearly some ‘bars’ on the verse.
All in all, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1 is perplexing. There are elements that are great, and then there are elements that are, well, odd. Likely, Lil Peep will always be a polarizing artist. Even with the idiosyncrasies exhibited on Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1, there is something compelling about him.
Gems: “Benz Truck (Гелик),” “U Said” & “The Brightside”