Grimes Says Lil Peep’s Death Inspired Her New Song, “Delete Forever” – EDM.com

The music community was hit hard by the 2017 death of American singer songwriter Lil Peep, and it turns out Canadian singer/songwriter Grimes was no exception. She has released “Delete Forever,” a more acoustic iteration of her avant-garde signature sound, revealing in an interview with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe that it was inspired by the young artist’s untimely passing.

“It’s about the opioid epidemic and that kind of thing because I’ve had quite a few friends actually pass away,” she told Lowe. “In particular, one friend when I was 18 passed away from complications related to opioid addiction. Artists keep dying so I wrote this song on the night Lil Peep died because I just got super, super triggered by that.”

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