Lil Peep's mom @kathrynhollowoak on her son's new album: "This album combines roughly a dozen tracks of unreleased music with several other tracks that come from a variety of self-released albums/mixtapes. At first I had put together about 12 tracks that I felt went well together because they were clusters of tracks that Gus had made with a variety of collaborators & which related to each other in both a chronological & musical manner.
Several of the collaborators knew each other & even overlapped on a couple of songs. Musically, little groups of tracks connected with each other. I could picture how Gus had worked in sessions to make different groups of tracks. I could see how his music both changed with each session, with each producer, with each collaborator. Yet I could also hear these tracks were connected with each other. Some have the guitar, some have the big trap sound, others have no drums at all & sound more like love songs.
I contacted each of the collaborators and told them about the tracks and my reason for putting them all together on an album. They all agreed with my idea, with one collaborator even saying: 'It’s the honest truth—the good, the bad, & the ugly.' So, with their blessing, I proceeded.
Then Everybody’s Everything was shown in Austin & the idea of a soundtrack album was tossed around. Jay suggested adding certain songs that represented different self-released mixtapes (all of which I hope very much to release one day), such as Ghost Boy (Lil Peep Part 1), White Tee (Crybaby), Live Forever (Live Forever), Walk Away as the Door Slams (Hellboy), and Keep My Coo—the entirely unknown song from November, 2014—made just after Gus had turned 18.
Gus was very particular about his work. He celebrated and made public what he was proud of and he deleted what he decided was not good enough, what he did not want his fans to hear.
It is essential to me that the music Gus made remain as he had made it. So, for that reason, we basically had his music files mastered. Therefore, what you hear on this album is the music Gus made, unadulterated, but mastered for this format. The music is incredible. He mixed his own vocals. He knew what he was doing." @@adam degross@Everybody’s Everything@GOTHBOICLIQUE
"I had to do something that my fans couldn't believe until they saw it and heard it for themselves. Not only did we go back and clear all the samples but we got the original artists that we love so much to get back on these records with me. I wanted to make something that people from different generations could appreciate and share together... something that would make us celebrate our happy memories. Music to enjoy life to." - #ToryLanez on his new album Chixtape 5. Listen to it now at the link in bio. @torylanez
"I’ve always thought the best way to explore a new place is on a bike. So when I had a day off from filming American Idol in Hawaii, @orlandobloom and I rented a Harley and explored the island. I whispered into his ear, “I’m going to write a song called ‘Harleys in Hawaii'" and here we are." - #KatyPerry on why she named her new single Harleys In Hawaii. Go listen to it right now 🌺
Link in bio. @KATY PERRY
“The album is me accepting my role as an elder statesman in hip-hop now. I’m OG, I’m Uncle Danny now. So before I was rapping and telling you what I’ma do. But now with this one it’s like talking, like giving kids advice. That’s why it’s called uknowhatimsayin¿ because I’m talking to you now. I’m giving you advice, showing you somebody that ran through the fire and now I’m up out this motherf***er cold.” - #DannyBrown. Go hear his fantastic new album, executive produced by #QTip, right now at the link in bio. @Danny Brown@Q-Tip The Abstract
"I'm over traveling mostly. I’d rather just be at home where I’m most comfortable. I’m also over my hair and having to get it done every other day. And I’m over guys treating girls wrong! It’s so wack & played out. We deserve only the best. Period." - #SummerWalker. Go bump her debut album #OverIt right now 💅🏾
Link in bio. @Summer Walker@Love Renaissance
"After almost two years since Flicker I’m so excited to release Nice To Meet Ya. This one is a special and different one for me. I cannot wait to perform this live and get on the road." #NiallHoran is back. Go hear his new song at the link in bio. @Niall Horan
The breakout rap star of the year. #DaBaby just dropped his new album #KIRK and it’s a game changer. Go listen to it right now at the link in bio and drop your favorite song in the comments 👇 @BABY JESUS@BDBENT