Moonlight through my window
The world around us sleeps
Lamp lights the darkness
From the shadows that we keep
Beneath the chilly glow of the moon, one might ponder, with a wry smile, the delicious conundrum of the forbidden. Ah, the thrill of diving into the depths of desire, to satiate an unnamable yearning! In the grand opera of life, some find their hearts drawn to the most enigmatic of duets, a dance shrouded in secrecy, away from the prying eyes of the world’s chorus.
Here, in the covert corners of existence, forbidden romances bloom like exotic flowers, their allure only heightened by their veiled nature. “I know you’re craving; we were outcasts all along,” whispers the siren song of the heart, a tune as old as time, yet ever fresh to those who dare to listen. Perhaps, in the end, it’s not about right or wrong, but the irresistible pull of the beautifully, tantalizingly forbidden.
Los Angeles project The Sweet Kill goes straight for the heart of dark desires with a powerful new gothic-tinged synth track, Forbidden. Channeling The Horrors, Interpol, and The Editors, vocalist Pete Mills delves into the depths of the human psyche, using an arsenal of cold synths, atmospheric guitar, and a melodic bass to sculpt an anthemic hook with bleeding-heart emotions. The protagonists, outcasts by nature, grapple with their desires in the shadows. Amidst secrets and whispers, their passion is intense yet prohibited, leading them to a paradise where they are exiled, consumed by a love both dark and irresistible.
The eerie video, directed by Ellen Hawk, delves into this mystery realm with gusto, taking us on a strange sojourn in the moonlight. Pete Mills’s haunting voice serves as a guiding light through this shadowy adventure, cutting through the darkness with the intensity and warmth of a candle’s flame. His earnest croon adds a layer of depth and sincerity.
Watch the video for “Forbidden” below:
THE SWEET KILL is a one-man, post-punk, dark & gothic diviner of millenarian angst. Driven by cold synths, atmospheric guitar and melodic bass, multi-instrumentalist and velvety crooning baritone Pete Mills conducts a darkwave masterpiece of romantic sorrow.
Shadow Zone Sound is Mills’ own studio where he records and produces his material. Forbidden appears on the upcoming sophomoric release entitled NOWHERE. This album will be released on Young & Cold Records (Germany) as well as Shadow Zone Records (USA).
“NOWHERE is about embracing the fear of the unknown with the magic fantastical faith, when these elements collide, portals to fourth dimensions appear,” Mills explains.
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