The producer and the emerging rapper began to work on the track a few weeks before the 21-year-old died. The song is called “Spotlight,” and the dance music producer says he wasn’t sure whether he’d ever release the track, but Peep’s mother specifically asked that her son’s music be shared with the world.
Peep’s mother Liza Womack, was appreciative that Marshmello released “Spotlight” since it continued “to allow Peep’s voice to be heard through his art.”
“Peep brought an excitement to music that was unparalleled to anybody I’ve ever met,” Marshmello said in a statement. “We started an idea together, that unfortunately we were never able to officially finish together. When I listen to this track now I get chills wishing he could hear it. This record is dedicated to Peep’s mother, family, friends and his fans. [Peep] will live forever through his music and that is something we should all be extremely thankful for.”
Listen to the posthumously released track below.