Album Review: Everybody’s Everything – Lil Peep

Ryan Lewis, Assistant Editor

When a musician passes, it is hard for artists’ fans to deal with it. The fact that now they will never get to meet them in person see them in concert, or connect with them through forms of social media, all rummage through the minds of these individuals who are in mourning. But one thing to relieve their sadness is the knowledge that the voice of their particular favorite artist will always be heard through the sheer sounds of the music output that they gifted to this world.

Everybody’s Everything is the third studio and second posthumous album from one late artist missed from his fanbase, Lil Peep. A genre-bending artist, considered highly responsible for the emo-revival of the late 2010s by press media, who also had a significant impact on several teenagers and young adults that favored the sounds of depressing 808’s and trap beats. Growing a big following, Peep passed away to never get to see the heightened success that he’d develop following his passing. Peep’s popularity grew from approximately 1.2 Million followers on Instagram in November 2017, to at least 4.4 million followers as of October 2019.

The compilation of songs that make up the newest project aforementioned, Everybody’s Everything, all come from various times of growth in Peep’s music from 2014 up until his final year. The oldest song, “Keep My Coo” sonically taps into the late musicians trap music influence, flowing on an early Gucci Mane-like beat. Tracks off the album like “AQUAFINA” featuring Rich The Kid and “RATCHETS” featuring frequent collaborator Lil Tracy and producer Diplo, also provide a look into what potential he had when gravitating more to the rapping than the singing he usually pertained to do on his songs.

When providing his high pitched vocals though, in the tracks like “I’ve Been Waiting (Original Version),” featuring one of his biggest influences in iLoveMakonnen, “Text Me” featuring an unknown artist in Era and “Moving On,” he sings with vulnerability. Consuming stressed weight and belts of a young man going through the first stages of heartbreak and loneliness in a newly opened “real-world.”

Considerably overall though, Everybody’s Everything, is something truly for everybody. It captivates relatability with the provided vulnerability that Peep enjoyed creating, while also gravitating along with confidence in who he felt he was. It showcases all sides of his music and what all of his fans, family, and friends liked about him. He was a unique artist and more than just one too. He will be missed, but his music will forever be around.

Rating: 7.5/10

Note: Everybody’s Everything is Parental Advised.