Thank you for “Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt 2”

Almost a year after Lil Peep’s death, his friends and family worked to release some of his unheard songs in an album entitled “Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt 2” on Nov. 9. A couple of the songs, such as “Cry Alone” and “Runaway” were released before the entire album. The songs “Sunlight On Your Skin” featuring ILoveMakonnen and “Falling Down” featuring XXXTENTACION were released on Sep. 19, almost a month before the rest of the album.

Prior to the release, Lil Peep’s mom went live on instagram to show the artwork for the album as well as the vinyl, cassette tape, CD and t-shirts available for purchase on Nov. 9. Everything about this albums release, from the timing of it to the pre-release of certain songs built up so much anticipation that I couldn’t wait to actually hear it. Moments after the album dropped, it was already saved to my Spotify “RIP Peep” playlist and I played the first song.

“Come Over When You’re Sober Pt 2” was the album we didn’t know we needed. After his unexpected death, many fans were heartbroken by the idea of never hearing any of Peep’s soulful lyrics and his hauntingly familiar voice. By releasing this album, those closest to Peep are giving a piece of him to his loving fans as well as allowing his legacy to continue long after he’s gone.

Although I’m not big on the fact that X appeared in this album, there wasn’t a single song I didn’t fall in love with instantly. My personal favorite song is “Broken Smile (My All)” which was the first song I heard post release and it made me cry when I heard it. The beat and the lyrics of all 13 songs are so uniquely Peep, with the usual topic of heartbreak as well as new ones such as commentary on police brutality and the beauty of being alive. My only issue is that Peep isn’t here to see how his album has touched his fans hearts. I seldom give perfect scores, but “Come Over When You’re Sober Pt 2” deserves it.