Driven by dark wave synths, masculine punk attitude, minimal urban beats and a neo-emo message, The Sweet Kill is a new music project from lead singer, producer, multi-instrumentalist Pete Mills. “Night Terror Creeper” is the lead single of The Sweet Kill’s upcoming album Neon Black, due out November 15th. The short film is an enticing collage of frontman Pete Mills’s unconscious mind, depicting the harrowing images he has experienced during night terrors. Macabre manifestations and real-life horrors swarm Mills (including features from Andrea Feyler, Paradise Brittain, Luliia Lozovaia) as he stands helpless in a straight jacket, symbolizing the powerlessness we face against our own inner demons. The video was directed by talented cinematographer Jamie Mitchell, who after struggling with addiction passed away in August.
Prior to the conception of The Sweet Kill, Mills has had an extensive career in the music industry, signing with Nikki Sixx‘s label for a period with his former band Flash Bastard. Ultimately moving to Los Angeles, Pete diverged into a producing career, beginning with a co-production credit for Soulkid1’s smash hit song “We Got More Bounce in California” with Michael Patterson (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club). This single’s notoriety captured the attention of local labels which transitioned Pete into a successful producing career working with a myriad of artists including Sheryl Crow, Moving Units, and Teddy Riley to name a few. The latest releases from The Sweet Kill solidifies Pete Mills’ comet-like re-entry back into performing.