Lil Peep is a strange and fascinating hybrid beast, and we’re going to have to figure him out together. He’s an underground rap star who almost never raps and who takes way more inspiration from mid-’00s mall emo than from any past strain of rap music. He’s an avatar of the booming SoundCloud-rap scene who’s also a devoted loner weirdo. He’s a beautiful young man with some of the worst tattoos I have ever seen in my life. And he’s just come out with his debut album, which is not even remotely long enough to be an album.
Peep’s debut album Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1 was set to come out 9/1, but he surprise-released it early last night at midnight. He’s calling it his debut album even though it’s only seven songs and 23 minutes long, which is definitely short enough to qualify as an EP by just about every reckoning. On first listen, it’s full of distorted guitars and inward mutters, and it honestly sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard before. I don’t know if I like it or not, but you can try and make up your mind by streaming it below.
The self-released Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1 is out now.