There’s something in Australia’s water or something, the incredibly talent that the nation delivers every year even when they try to maka a God awful band it turns into an instant classic, if you don’t believe me ask Midnight Oil. Fire to the Stars is no exception to the awesome list of acts that comess off Oceania.
For their new video, “Stay Down,” the band knew that since they were already breathing rarified air that they needed to go beyond everyone’s expectations. As expected, they’ve blown everyone out of the water.
Directed by Kyle V. James and Michael Bourne, the “Stay Down” video begins with a shocking visual of a man dousing himself with gasoline and engulfing himself in flames. As the fire and smoke consumes him, painful memories of a failed love blast across the screen. This broken soul has clearly lost all will to carry on, and as other scenes appear of him wandering aimlessly his only hesitation is on the top of a desert mountain, where a text briefly appears on screen… “Why am I doing this?” One last flashback to a better time reveal that perhaps he’s had a self-destructive streak all along, only now he no longer has someone by his side to mitigate that urge.