EXCLUSIVE | Brandon Mills Shares Creative & Inspiring Video for “Don’t Mistake”
Brandon Mills has experienced more than most as a warrior, a poet, a servant, and an artist. After serving in the Marine Corps as a Recon Marine and Scout Sniper with tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, Mills began questioning the systemic issues that control many of the world’s citizens. He spent the next few years serving in orphanages and refugee camps around the globe, with the desire to give and learn the deep issues of humanity’s broken heart.
“Don’t Mistake” is a cry to question the division that creates hatred, unhealthy cultural norms, and the wisdom available to correct these issues. Transitioning from the military industrial complex, Brandon Mills began turning towards the pursuit of higher consciousness.
“I’ve been through two foreign wars / Seen innocent blood shed / On the pavement / Still don’t know what for…”
Through plant medicines, deep practices of meditation, and connecting the mind, body, and spirit, Mills asks the listener to evolve in thought and action.
“Letting go / No longer keeping score / Learning how to serve love / From the deepest of my core / Warriors uniting around the world / Demons flee when I and we / We walk along in harmony / Strong hearts / Bold souls / Humble teachers leading louder / Than the ghosts / Noble men / Connect to represent / Fall divided / Stand united / Evolve when we respect…”
Mills wrote “Don’t Mistake” in the aftermath of transitioning from combat veteran to active civilian. He wanted to remind himself and others that perfect love casts out fear. A life lived in service to others reveals the deep connectivity that humans share, no matter the society and culture they identify with.
With strong conviction and a wealth of experience, Mills’ voice is stable and powerful, evoking belief and hope that problems can be solved and divides can be narrowed. Speaking from the soul, he invites the listener to take action, to lead with love, and to choose understanding over ignorance.
Brandon Mills most recently starred in ABC Networks “The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart“. Along with continuing to create music and inspire his fans with his songs he spends his time working with non-profits who support veterans.