As part of Genius’ series, Framework.
Lil Peep’s tragic passing last year on November 15th, 2017 shook the music world to the core–but, more importantly, it ripped a son away from his mother, Liza Womack.
Born Gustav Ahr, Peep’s musical vision cultivated a loyal, diverse following who found refuge in his tortured lyrics, allowing him to touch millions with his hybrid sonic aesthetic that facilitated his relatable narratives. This creativity didn’t exclusively live in the music world, though. It permeated multiple mediums, finding Peep as a fashion model, creative director, and more. As the old adage goes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…
Peep’s posthumous album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2, dropped earlier this year, and with it came the single, “Runaway”, which went on to receive a music video that now sits at over 11-million views, directed by Peep’s mother, Ms. Liza Womack.
Today, Liza and Genius have released their Framework video where Liza decodes her direction behind the “Runaway” video. A considerably difficult task for Womack, she summons the strength to describe her son glowingly, and wanted to use this video as a way to memorialize her beloved child while introducing the world to seedlings that would eventually water Gus into Lil Peep.
Watch the Framework video below: