Posthumous releases are a weird thing right? I never quite know where I stand on them. So I came to a bit of a weird moment when this Lil Peep preorder came up. On the one hand, I was super on the fence about owning or even listening to COWYS Part 2. The whole thing seems a bit shrouded in controversy and opinion. There's also a couple of 'leaked' posthumous tracks under the moniker Goth Angel Sinner EP that I really enjoyed compared to a lot of the pre release material on COWYS pt. 2. However, no option came up for just owning part 1 as a single LP, and it was probably the most listened to EP of 2017 for me. So I pre-ordered via Amazon and played the waiting game.
Lil Peep - Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 - Sony / Columbia - 1st Press (Deluxe) - Pink & Black Vinyl (Euro Pressing)
Through everything I have posted on this blog, this is probably the most 'out there' in terms of my regular posting and probably one of the more divisive. People either loved this guy or hated him. Personally, I couldn't stop looking at or listening to Lil Peep and found his death truly sad. The public tension between GBC and Smokeasac & the weird posthumous XXXTentacion collaboration track only added to the mystery surrounding this really. I definitely came in with some preconceived idea of Pt.2 prior to buying. But I've settled in to these songs and found some really enjoyable material here and tried to put a positive spin on things.
Hype sticker that was carefully removed and placed on a poly sleeve.
This logo was designed by Duong Nguyen who has also done design work for Lil Uzi Vert and Kendrick Lamar.
The printed inner sleeves are a mixture of Lil Peep's tattoos (right sleeve) and some childhood(?) drawings (left).
To this day, the tattoos that stickup most to me are the EXIT LIFE across the top of his back and the Old English DADDY across his chest. It's a nice addition to the overall artwork, and makes as good reference for anyone who wanted a memorial tattoo for him.
The track listing for Pt. 1 sits in the left panel of the gatefold, although the listing is actually wrong. U Said sits on the first track of side B as opposed to the last track on side A. Under the track listing is producer credits.
The right side of the inside gate fold has the Pt. 2 track listing too with producer credits underneath.
Finally, the back cover is the cover of COWYS pt. 1
One of the differences in the EU/US pressings is the lack of a Sony Music logo on the US copies. Despite that small difference, the resale of the US copies seem to have shot up over the last month or so. You can still pick up a EU copy for around £25 posted; but I'm not entirely sure how long these will hang around for.
If you never gave Lil Peep a try, I can almost see why you didn't. The pink grills, unmissable face tattoos and open dialogue of drug use can be a hard combination love. However, you can't avoid the fact that the death of 21 year old who really resonated with a large audience is profoundly sad and I am glad that his music was given some kind of physical celebration.
Thank you for reading.