Everybody's Everything Is an Emotional Tribute to Lil Peep

Everybody's Everything Is an Emotional Tribute to Lil Peep

The documentary is releasing in tandem with a new album commemorating the late superstar's rise to fame

The documentary is releasing in tandem with a new album commemorating the late superstar's rise to fame

Text: Vienna Vernose

In mid-November of 2017, singer-songwriter Lil Peep aka Gustave Åhr was completing the final leg of his US tour. Approaching the last show just a few days away at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA, the artist had been drinking and using drugs heavily in the hours leading up to his Tucson, Arizona show. Unintentionally, Peep slipped into a state of unconsciousness after consuming a lethal mix of various drugs and at 21-years old, was pronounced dead.

Observing the second anniversary of the rising star’s passing, a new documentary in tandem with a posthumous album released commemorating Peep’s ascent to fame as a flame that burned twice as bright. Both the documentary and album are titled Everybody’s Everything borrowed from one of his final Instagram posts. “I want too much from people but then I don’t want anything from them at the same time u feel me I don’t let people help me but I need help,” he wrote on November 14th, 2017. “I just wana be everybody’s everything”.

Across it’s two-hour runtime, directors Sebastian Jones and Ramez Silyan in conjunction with Gunpowder & Sky Films and paint an intimate portrait of the genre-bending artist who blended a cocktail of rap, emo, rock, and punk. Rather than focusing on the fame Peep acquired, the film focuses on the emotional anguish he faced as an outlier growing up as well as becoming a rising star in the music world. Produced by his mother, Liza Womack, as well as a collection of family friends, Womack dug through old hard drives and elementary school journals in piecing together an image of the boy Peep was.

Originally premiering at South by SXSW Film Festival, Everybody’s Everything began showing in public theaters this weekend in 31 theaters across 18 cities with huge praise from fans and film lovers alike. Expanding to several more theaters this week, you can get your tickets through the film’s website. Appearing in our V109 issue months before his passing, take a closer look at the late rapper’s rise through the pages of V here.

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