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Good Charlotte have shared a studio recording of Lil Peep's "Awful Things," available for streaming now. And along with sharing the track, the band penned a heartfelt message about Lil Peep's life and lasting legacy.
"Every now and then a new artist comes along, who you know is sure to change music. Lil Peep was one of those artists," they write.
The band covered Peep's song earlier this month at Lil Peep's special fan memorial service, and GC's Joel Madden says they were happy to be a part of the memorial and show their love for Peep, his fans, family and friends.
“They asked us if we wanted to do something to participate in the memorial. We were overseas on tour in the U.K., so we put together that cover. It was kind of crazy—we put it together, recorded it, filmed it, all in a matter of two or three days," Madden explains.
"We just wanted to do something to be a part of the memorial and show our love to Peep and his fans and his family and his friends. To be there in spirit and to be there musically. We were just really happy we could put it together in time and be a part of it. It was as special for us as anything we've ever done.”
Read their new, heartfelt message in full below:
Every now and then a new artist comes along, who you know is sure to change music. Lil Peep was one of those artists. We were excited to find out that we shared a love of the same bands, and that he was a fan of GC. We looked forward to the possibility of touring together in the new year, and were excited to share our stories and maybe even make some music together.
There is a feeling of hope and rebellion in his music, for everyone who feels like they might not fit in, that we relate to and that shares a kinship to what GC has always been about.
This rendition of “Awful Things” was done with love, for Peep, his family, friends and fans, to celebrate his life, talent and career and we hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed making it.
Thanks for all the love you shared, Peep.
You are missed, but through your art you will live forever.
This rendition of “Awful Things” was done with love, for Peep, his family, friends and fans, to celebrate his life, talent and career. Thanks for all the love you shared Peep. You are missed, but through your art you will live forever. https://t.co/M1r3x03NSt pic.twitter.com/3KGKOLrIAs— Good Charlotte (@GoodCharlotte) December 22, 2017
And listen to their cover of "Awful Things" below:
Lil Peep's death at the age of 21 came as a shock to the music community. Presumed an overdose, the musician's brother Oskar recently said the death was accidental: "He was super happy with where he was in life."
Peep was part of GothBoiClique, cofounded with Wicca Phase aka Adam McIlwee, the ex-singer of Tiger’s Jaw, creating their own hip-hop/emo subgenre that has prompted a massive movement in the music industry. With over 100 million streams to-date, including tracks like "Awful Things" and "The Brightside," he solidified his standing in the genre-defying movement.
Just this week, Lil Peep's mother shared a new music video for "Save That Shit,"taken from Peep's Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1. According to Peep’s representatives in the industry, new music will be released posthumously at an undisclosed date.