Lil Peep and XXXTentacion “Falling Down”: Listen to New Posthumous Song
The John Cunningham and IIVI-produced track is an upbeat but melancholic number, featuring wistful electric guitar and hand claps, built around the image of falling raindrops and teardrops.
The track finds Lil Peep handling the song's chorus, as he sings, "Shit don't feel the same when you're out of town/So 'Ko, let's watch the rain as it's falling down, yeah," before X croons, "Rain keeps falling, tears keeping falling/Darling, your love is like walking on pin nails."
The song started as "Sunlight on Your Skin" in 2017, as a collaboration between Peep and ILoveMakonnen, who is credited as a co-writer. Makonnen previewed the track last month in audio that features the late rapper born Jahseh Onfroy reflecting on never meeting Peep, born Gustav Åhr, before his fatal fentanyl overdose last November.
Although Makonnen is not featured on the new version, he says it doesn't differ too much from the original. "The difference is that me and Peep's version is we were kinda talking to each other, answering each other," he told XXL. "X's version is kinda, it's the same, but kind of honoring and bigging up Peep."
Onfroy's mother Cleopatra Bernard recirculated the snippet yesterday on Instagram and described the studio session as one of XXXtentacion's last before his own fatal shooting in June. Peep's mother Liza Womack also commented yesterday about the release in a thoughtful note reflecting on what it means to posthumously release her son's music without his consent.
The song is Peep's third official posthumous release following the Marshmello-produced "Spotlight" and the Clams Casino collaboration, "4 Gold Chains." XXXTentacion has posthumously appeared on Trippie Redd's "Ghostbusters" featuring Quavo and Ski Mask The Slump God, as well as Sauce Walka's DJ Carnage-produced track "Voss."
Listen to Lil Peep and XXXTentacion's "Falling Down" below.
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