By Destiny Crawford-Corri
Where do I even start; it’s sad that I even have to be writing this tbh. I probably first became aware of who Peep was when I was bored going through the explore page of instagram. I was like hey this dude is cool and I saw that he made music too. I have quite a broad taste in music but I didn’t know whether I would actually like it. ‘Yesterday’ from the Crybaby mixtape really stood out for me as I noticed he’d used part of Oasis’ wonderwall in there (anyone who knows me knows I love Oasis). I really love that mixtape; I was going through a really hard time struggling with alcoholism and dealing with an unstable relationship. I think his music really got me through that time and his songs continue to get me through the hard times to this day.
Growing up I’ve always been the outcast or the ‘alternative’ ‘weird’ girl that people didn’t wanna fuck with. As a result of this I have very low self esteem and struggled with my identity. Peep helped me realise it’s okay to be yourself and to not care what other people think of me. One of my biggest regrets is not being able to see him live as I was busy working the Fashion Weeks; at the time I was disappointed but I thought I had plenty of time to catch him, I was wrong.
Waking up at ridiculous o’clock to go on twitter and here Peep was in the hospital I thought it was minor to only minutes later hear he’s dead. My heart shattered into a million pieces. I think I cried the most I’ve ever cried in my life that day. I remember having Star Shopping, Downtown, Five Degrees, WitchBlades and Better Off Dying. I had therapy that day and had a lengthy conversation with my then therapist as he’d heard and asked if I was okay.
Gus would have taken over the world; he was destined for so many good things. So many goals and aspirations he didn’t manage to complete but yet he’d done so much already.
Let’s do it for Gus; SPREAD HIS MUSIC AROUND, BE YOUR FUCKIN SELF & LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE!!!
RIP Hellboy x