DISCOVER: Fire to the Stars

DISCOVER: Fire to the Stars

Fire to the Stars is a group from Melbourne, Stockholm that consists of Daniel Beekman, Petter Bertilsson, Chloe Davies, Cat Tyson Hughes, Jim McDonald, and Tim Spelman. They consider their music genre to be hazy, slightly gloomy, and occasionally pop-ish melancholia.

With their previous video offering for “Made of Fire,” the Melbourne-based collection of Australians and ex-pat Swedes Fire to the Stars delivered a true piece of art. The video was carefully put together between the lighting to the wardrobe chosen. Now, for their follow-up single and latest video “Stay Down,” the group decided to upscale things. This time they blurred the lines between music  video and short film.

The video directed by Kyle V. James and Michael Bourne for “Stay Down” “is composed of beautiful, luscious excerpts from the award-winning short film The Death Drive. The 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.”

Check out their video for “Stay Down” below:

Fire to the Stars

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Written by Melanie Gomez

Hi! I'm Mel. I graduated with a BA in print journalism with music management as my minor. I loved music since I was a kid because it was always a way my family and I bonded, as well as a way to express myself on my own time as I got older. I’m not a singer and I don’t play an instrument, so my way of being part of the music industry is by getting to write about the music I love in various reviews and through my concert photography. Another goal? To make people smile.

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