The 1975 Billboards Honouring Lil Peep Popped Up In London Overnight

17 July 2018, 12:39 | Updated: 19 July 2018, 17:51

Matty Healy / Lil Peep
Matty Healy / Lil Peep. Picture: Getty
Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

The billboard popped up overnight in London.

The 1975 have posted billboards in honour of Lil Peep, the emo rapper who died last year.

As previously reported, The 1975 announced that their next single 'Love It If We Made It' will be released this Thursday (July 19). When making the announcement, the band sent out a letter to various people with a lyric sheet which included a shout out to Lil Peep: "Poison me daddy / I got the jones right through my bones / Write it on a piece of stone / A beach of drowning 3 year olds / Rest in peace Lil Peep / The poetry is in the streets".

Update: (July 19) Listen to 'Love It If We Made It' below:

The 1975 - Love It If We Made It (Audio)

Love it!

At the moment it looks like only one billboard has been found, in the borough of Hackney in London, but it's likely that more have been posted.

Have you seen any more billboards near you?

The band also released a trailer for the new song on Instagram last night (July 17) which featured visuals of Lil Peep.

'Love It If We Made It' will be taken from the band's third album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, due for release in October. A fourth album, Notes on a Conditional Form, will follow next year.

Lil Peep, real name Gustav Åhr, passed away late last year (November 15) at the age of 21 from a fentanyl and Xanax overdose. According to Pitchfork, he also tested positive for "painkillers and tranquilizers including benzodiazepines and tramadol, as well as cocaine and marijuana”.

Read the 'Love It If We Made It' lyrics here:

VERSE 1
Fucking in a car
Shooting heroin
Saying controversial things just for the hell of it
Selling melanin and then
Suffocate the black men
Start with the misdameanours and we'll make a business out of them
And we can find out the information
Access all the applications
That are hardening positions based on miscommunication

CHORUS
Oh! Fuck your feelings! Truth is only hearsay! We're just left to decay!
Modernity has failed us
But I'd love it if we made it
Yes I'd love it if we made it

VERSE 2
Poison me daddy
I got the jones right through my bones
Write it on a piece of stone
A beach of drowning 3 year olds
Rest in peace Lil Peep
The poetry is in the streets

CHORUS
Jesus save us!
Modernity has failed us
And I'd love it if we made it

MIDDLE EIGHT
Tell me something I didn't know
Consultation degradation fossil fueling masturbation immigration liberal kneeling on a pitch
"I moved on her like a bitch!"
Excited to be indicted
Unrequited house with seven pools
Thank you Kanye, very cool!
War has been incited and guess what you're all invited

CHORUS
And you're famous
Modernity has failed us
I'd love it If we made it