Marshmello has finally released the official music video for his single ‘Spotlight’.
‘Spotlight’ is an alternative indie song that he produced with the late rapper ‘Lil Peep’ who passed away in November of last year. Following Lil Peep’s death, the song wasn’t going to be released due to Marshmello wanting to respect the young rapper. Other artists who had produced songs with the rapper have also been withholding their songs but Lil Peep’s mother asked Marshmello to release his track as a tribute to her son.
Marshmello wrote in a tweet: “I didn’t plan on releasing the song until peeps mom reached out and told me she wanted her son’s music to come out…what am I supposed to do?”
Marshmello was close friends with Lil Peep and on November 20th, 2017 he worked the rapper’s song ‘Beamer Boy’ into his set at the GoldRush Festival while a picture of Peep appeared reading the words RIP.
The music video for ‘Spotlight’ was directed by Nick Koeing. Starring itsLulo, the visual is full of obsession and contempt and showcases Lil Peep’s signature sound through visuals while telling a brutally honest story. Since Lil Peep’s death, Marshmello has continuously praised him and his enthusiasm towards music.
When the audio of the song was first released Marshmello released a statement in which he wrote: “Peep brought an excitement to music that was unparalleled to anybody I’ve ever met. 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. Gus will live forever through his music and that is something we should all be extremely thankful for”.
Watch the official music video for ‘Spotlight’ below and let us know what you think @Celebmix: