Lil Peep’s musical legacy continues with the release of “Spotlight,” his new track with producer and DJ Marshmello.
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“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,” Peep wrote in a high school essay, his mother, Liza Womack, shares.
The pair started working on the collaboration prior to Peep's passing, and the release of the track follows Womack’s intentions to continue to release the music and art that Peep had planned to do himself in 2018.
In keeping with that promise, she immediately requested that Marshmello finish the project to allow Peep's voice to be heard through his art, and for that, she is deeply grateful.
You can listen to “Spotlight” below:
Plus, Marshmello was set to perform the song during his San Francisco show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium last evening (Jan. 11).
“Peep brought an excitement to music that was unparalleled to anybody I’ve ever met,” Marshmello said on his collaboration with Peep.
“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. Gus will live forever through his music and that is something we should all be extremely thankful for.”