“The last conversation that I had with Peep was on his tour bus, and we were talking about Pt. 2,” remembers Lil Peep’s close friend and producer Dylan “Smokeasac” Mullen.

Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2, the sequel to Lil Peep’s acclaimed debut album, arrives one year after the artist’s death last November. The team behind the record—Peep’s right-hand man Smokeasac, frequent collaborator George Astasio, business partner Sarah Stennett, and mother Liza Womack—assembled the project as a labor of love. For the past year, one goal brought them together: executing the vision Peep had in mind for the album before he passed.

For Smokeasac, working on Pt. 2 was a deeply personal, grueling process. Peep, born Gustav Elijah Åhr, was the first artist who ever purchased the producer's beats back in 2014, and the two were side by side as they went from sleeping on the floor of an Airbnb to touring the world. Recalling an excruciating grieving period that followed news of his friend’s death, Smoke says, “For the first three months, I didn't even look at my laptop or make music or anything. But I knew that I was going to get around to it.”

The task of finishing the project was a tremendous challenge for Astasio, as well. He was first introduced to Peep by Stennett, his wife, who worked with Peep under her company First Access Entertainment. Astasio is a veteran songwriter and producer with credits for Zayn Malik, Britney Spears, and Iggy Azalea, and he had grown extremely close with Smokeasac and Peep during their time recording together in London. When Smoke reached out about Pt. 2, he immediately threw himself into completing the record.

“I’ve never had to do a project like this, and it’s the one out of all the shit that I’ve done that stands out in my career. It’s the most important work,” Astasio says. “I felt like it was my duty to drop everything, which I did, and spend up until a month ago [working on this]. Every day I was trying to get it right, and going back to it.”