I know I am BUR, the whole thing is completely ridiculous. I am nearly 40. I have two children, and a happy marriage, and a fulfilling job. But for some reason since I randomly heard about the death by overdose of a young man called Lil Peep, I find myself increasingly bewitched by this strange underground genre. Objectively, it's full of self-obsessed misogynistic young drug addicts making terrible music about how dreadful their lives are and how much they want to die. But I can't look away! Maybe a car crash mentality? I am very confused about my feelings on this! Any thoughts?
It’s funny how different genres suck you in. Emo rap may not be particularly popular with women in their late 30s, but it’s not to say you shouldn’t be listening to it! I find it very interesting to delve into the background of a song/artist/the style of music they make, so long may it continue!
YES! I am a bit younger but have 2 young children, and although I discovered his music shortly before his death I too am obsessed, listen to it every chance I get, he was very good it's sad he won't make anymore. It's defiantly my type of depressing angsty music though and always has been so not so unusual for me
Oh thank goodness. I think the music is really awful, if someone played me a track cold without me seeing the artist I would have laughed at them! And it's horribly anti-women. If my daughter was into it, I would be up in arms. Nonetheless, I am strangely smitten. I'm sure it will pass. I'm quite disturbed by the whole thing though!
When I say that, I have been listening the GBC back catalogue for about four hours now, so clearly I am enjoying the music even if my higher feelings say that it is awful! Lil Peep was just such an incredibly beautiful young man! It's very enticing! I'm very glad I'm not a 16 year old girl otherwise I would have fallen head first down this rabbit hole and no mistake!
Lil Peep has a Kurt Cobain kind of aura, I think. Certainly in hindsight, anyway. The genre promotes a very unhealthy hedonistic yet nihilistic kind of culture, with overt suicide references. I do feel it’s quite dangerous. Yet somehow thrilling obviously. I feel a bit like a vicars wife who is titillated by the local sixth form rock and roll band!!
Interesting you mention kurt cobain because I love nirvana too! I think your thinking too much about it, if you enjoy it listen to it yes it's about suicide and drugs etc. But if you like it who cares! There's no age limit to music no matter the songs subject matter
My son (16) introduced me to the music/story of Lil Peep. We had a long discussion about music, mental illness, drugs and other things. I was really glad my son was able to talk to me. I had never heard of this artist or genre (Cloud Rap) before. I was alarmed that Lil Peep made songs about self-harm and suicide because both my sons have serious mental ill health and I felt the songs could be a trigger. However, we both seemed to agree that it was the sound of the music more than the lyrics that appealed to us.