With Lil Peep‘s posthumous album Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2 set to release next week, his mother Liza Womack and his friends release the video for the single “Runaway.” The visuals, which was co-directed by Womack with Steven Mertens, features archival footage of Peep and also brings to life his own childhood drawings.
Less than a year ago, Lil Peep died of a drug overdose at the age of 21. Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2 is being put together by Peep’s mother and his friends and follows up Pt. 1 that dropped in August of 2017. Peep’s team also is planning to release a documentary on the late rapper’s life, which is being produced by Terrence Malick.
Below, watch the video and read what Womack has written about it.
I’m so proud to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with Steven Mertens on the video for Runaway. It has allowed me to make something beautiful for my son — in his honor. Early in the process, many of us agreed that Runaway would be a great song to release as a single for COWYS 2. It is a powerful song that tells the story of how Gus–aka Lil Peep–had decided to leave his apartment in LA, but he didn’t want to come home to live in Long Beach, either. So, he had gone to stay in London. That was a productive and happy time for him–working with friends like Smokeasac and ILoveMakonnen.
This video tells that part of Gus’s story. The story is told using many of Gus’s drawings, from different periods of his life. After transforming into the wonderful “flaming-haired” character that Gus drew, himself, he flies away from LAX to London–to make music with some of his best friends.
I know you will enjoy watching it. You will see different things each time you watch. His drawings. His tattoos. His friends. The house where he really lived. And his dog, Taz, the “legend.”
Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2 drops out Nov. 9.
- Image Credit
- JONATHAN WEINER