Review by Kyle Helie
During October of 2017, Lil Peep announced his upcoming EP Goth Angel Sinner via Twitter. Peep was in the middle of his ‘Come Over When You’re Sober’ tour, pulling on heartstrings at every venue he visited. Peep was clearly in a position to stake his flag in the emo genre. Less than a month later, disaster struck.
On November 17th 2017, Gustav (Lil Peep) Ahr was found dead on his tour bus in Tucson, Arizona due to an accidental overdose of Fentanyl laced pills. Peep was 21 years old. Words cannot express the sorrow that came from this tragic turn of events. With no where to look but forward, Peep’s friends and family made it their mission to spread his message. Two years and several posthumous releases later, Goth Angel Sinner finally arrived.
Goth Angel Sinner is a three song EP produced by Fish Narc. All of the tracks were leaked at a point before the EP’s release. A remix of “When I Lie” featuring Ty Dolla $ign was released earlier this year on the compilation album, For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones).
Peep brought a tortured flair to his music that crossed genre lines. His voice is a culmination of emo rock over the years, delivered in a way that make the listener want to headbang and cry at the same time. Fish Narc is no stranger to Peep’s style and cooks up some dastardly 808s to compliment the Blink 182 like guitar riffs. The production on Goth Angel Sinner, while nothing new to Peep fans, is superb.
When I think of Lil Peep, the first word that comes to mind is pain. Pain from an agonizing love life. Pain from a crippling drug addiction. Pain from getting out of bed in the morning. We all have problems, and some worse than others. Lil Peep’s message was to be more understanding of that when interacting with your fellow man. He preached love and positivity until his last breath. He believed we could only get through it together.
Rest easy Gus. You are sorely missed.
- Moving On
- When I Lie