“Spotlight” Featuring The Late Lil’ Peep Dropped Just In Time For The Weekend
Last week, the DJ and producer Marshmello announced that he would finally release a song featuring the late Lil’ Peep on Friday, January 12, 2018. At first he was convinced that he would not release the track they had previously worked on, out of respect for his passing. However, according to a tweet by the producer, he would move forward with releasing it, at the request of the late rapper’s mother. According to the face masked DJ, Liza Womack, reached out and asked; she wanted her son’s music to come out. The mother supports the idea of her son’s music being posthumously released; in fact she encourages it. Before hitting all streaming services on Friday, Mello surprised everyone by releasing the song on YouTube Thursday night. The track already has over 1.3 million views on YouTube.
I didn’t plan on releasing the song until peeps mom reached out and told me she wanted her sons music to come out…what am I supposed to do? https://t.co/wpJQLvSZvv
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) January 7, 2018
The song with title, “Spotlight” has Peep rapping in a grunge style, confessing his feelings: “Sex with you is like I’m dreaming, and I just wanna hear you scream again. Now you’re gone, I can’t believe that time I spent with you deceiving me I don’t care if you believe in me I still wonder why you’re leaving me I don’t care if you believe me I still wonder why you tease me.” Like the cover art, the song has a very dark feel to it. Included are the electronic and trap elements Marshmello is known for.
When the unfortunate news of the rapper’s death broke back in November, the beat making artist was one of the first to jump on twitter and react. If you all may recall, his death was in consequence to a fentanyl and Xanax overdose. An investigation on his death has been ongoing in the state of New York.
Maybe the release of this track and the support of Lil’ Peep’s mother, Liza pushes other artists with unreleased work to share as well.
R.I.P Lil’ Peep.