Late last week Lil Peep‘s finally released his fan-favorite HELLBOY mixtape on streaming services, celebrating the project’s fourth anniversary alongside a new merch capsule collection. The passed away almost three years ago but his posthumous output has remained consistent, his collaborators remembering his influential sound through new songs and music videos. Today he returns with the “Hellboy” music video directed by Paul John and Midnight Cinema.
The visual features plenty of doves with intimate portraits of Peep in dramatic lighting. Director Paul John also released a statement on his “Hellboy” collaboration with Lil Peep, which you can read below.
“Well it was just me Peep and some doves in that room filming a video on a sunny
April day in Chicago. It’s funny because Peep kinda got freaked out on how close the birds were getting on certain takes, and they were not letting up. The intentional bird wrangler from now and again would rattle the light fixture so the doves would go crazy but… Let me start by explaining how peep got to midnight cinema studios. After back seat was released me and Gus stayed in communication, he explained how he was always looking for a good director and wanted me to shoot more videos, I was appreciative cause I loved his style.
Thanks to Mikey Cortez who put us in touch earlier days, anyways he flew into Chicago from Russia, to start the first tour, he came right to the studios and we got started. I developed most of the scenes on the spot since it was last minute, we hung out all night, shot, and peep stayed at the studios to rest up in between. He had a hotel but never used it, the only time I remember him leaving was to get a early morning haircut some where in Chicago. We worked straight through the night and into the next day, shooting and building an abundance of content for a variety of new music he had coming, Hellboy was the main focus. The next day Gus did his show at Sub-T in Chicago. Before that, we filmed in the room with the doves, horse head was there with a teddy bear shirt on, peep finished his show and after that came back and continued filming. The time I spent with Gus on and off camera was a memory I will hold forever. It was a weekend to remember, and here it is to show in its purity, in its lightest form, in Gus’s way. Enjoy.”
Watch the “Hellboy” music video above and stream Lil Peep’s beloved mixtape below. In more music news, Tyler, The Creator took to social media to urge his followers to vote in this year’s election. Most importantly, REGISTER TO VOTE.