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."