Following "Cry Alone" and last week's "Runaway," the latest single from Lil Peep's posthumous Come Over When You're Sober sequel has been released. "Life Is Beautiful," first written in 2015, premiered Wednesday morning as a World Record on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show.
A special lyric video for the track, directed by frequent collaborator Mezzy, is available up top. The video was shot by Will Siberfeld and also features animation from Bryson Michael.
"Gus wrote the song 'Life is Beautiful' in the spring of 2015," Liza Womack, Peep's mother, said in a statement to Complex. "He liked the song so much that he worked with a friend to make footage for a video. He had just gotten his new fancy prescription glasses (very nice frames!) and was enjoying wearing them. In the video footage, he seemed to be playing with atmosphere—in some of it, he played with smoke, and in other footage he and his friend were playing with light and shadow. I think Gus was proud of this song."
Speaking on the intentional irony of the track's lyrics, Womack named her favorite line from the song. "This song does have irony, but it also tells many truths," she said. "Gus was exploring his feelings and experiences in this song. He was making observations about his own life, and the lives of others. My favorite line is 'And if you ever need a friend, then you got me.' Because it is true. Gus was a very loyal and supportive friend. That is one reason why he was so well loved."
You can also grab "Life Is Beautiful," produced by Smokeasac and IIVI, below via Apple Music.
Song to Song and Tree of Life director Terrence Malick is said to be executive producing a feature-length documentary on Peep's life and career, as revealed in a New York Times feature last month. According to the report, Malick is a friend of Peep's family.
Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2 is out Nov. 9 and also includes "Sex with My Ex," "16 Lines," "White Girl," and more. The 11-track album is the counterpart to last year's "Awful Things"-featuring Pt. 1, which marked Peep's studio debut.