- Marshmello x Lil Peep Premiere New Song “Spotlight”
- Last November, American rapper Gustav Elijah "Gus" Åhr, aka Lil Peep died of an accidental fentanyl overdose at the age of 21. Before his death, he worked on with EDM producer Marshmello for a new song “Spotlight”. But the song was not completed for his death.
However, Marshmello decided to release the song this year.
Marshmello said in a statement;
"Peep brought an excitement to music that was unparalleled to anybody I’ve ever met. We started an idea together, that unfortunately we were never able to officially finish together. When I listen to this track now I get chills wishing he could hear it. This record is dedicated to Peep’s mother, family, friends and his fans. [Peep] will live forever through his music and that is something we should all be extremely thankful for."
- Along with the release of the new song, Lil Peep's mother Liza Womack shared a portion of a 2013 high school essay written by Peep. He wrote, "In my life I find [cultural resistance] very important and vital to me growing as a person, because my art will always grow with me. If someone were to limit the growth of my art and ideas, I wouldn’t be able to express who I am the way I want to."
Liza Womack said that she was appreciative that Marshmello released "Spotlight" since it continued "to allow Peep's voice to be heard through his art."
- source : Rolling Stone