Back in 2016, Lil Peep unveiled his fifth and final mixtape Hellboy, which boasts 16 tracks and features from Lil Tracy, Xavier Wulf, KirbLaGoop, and Horse Head. The project proved to be his best to date, receiving widespread acclaim from fans of his unique style of emo trap and critics alike.
Over the past weekend, Peep’s estate re-released the project to all streaming platforms, reviving the body of work’s success. Months before his tragic passing, Lil Peep teamed up with Midnight Cinema and Paul John to film a video for the mixtape’s title track, which sees the artist referencing the classic Dark Horse comics series and singing about his past and rockstar lifestyle. Despite when it was created, that video didn’t see the light of day until October of the following year.
Now, Midnight Cinema unearths an alternate version of the visual for the Yung Cortex and Smokeasac-produced cut. Added to the release, Paul John provided director’s notes for Peep’s fans to read, an excerpt of which is 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.”