Fire To The Stars Bewitches With Latest Track “Stay Down”
With all the talent coming out of Australia, it’s seriously difficult to keep track of all the dope music that our neighbors from down under are coming out with. Recently, the up-and-coming Melbourne-based music collective, Fire To The Stars have followed up their critically acclaimed debut single, “Made of Fire” with an excitingly bold single entitled, “Stay Down.”
With this latest project, Fire To The Stars have upped the ante even further by blurring the lines between music videos and short film. What we receive — in summation — is a striking display of musical and visual artistry that not only captivates the imagination, but the heart as well.
Comprised of a collection of Melbourne-based Australians and ex-pat Swedes, Fire to the Stars have evolved from a blip on the radar to a full-blown event. This indie band draws inspiration from bands like Dead Can Dance, Grouper, and My Bloody Valentine. The band evokes a macabre serenity which gives their music a haunting and timeless quality. Derived from a deeply emotional place, “Stay Down” utilizes delicate instrumentation with luminous vocals to create a moving addition to the band’s growing discography.
Throughout the video for “Stay Down” we follow a heartbroken protagonist through a series of self-destructive events. Fire To The Stars’ vision is brought to life by the brilliant direction of Kyle V. James and Michael Bourne. The “Stay Down” video is composed of beautiful, luscious excerpts from the award-winning short film The Death Drive. As our “hero” reveals his character to us, we soon realize that this love-struck romantic has possessed deeply troubling habits all along. Bereft of any reason to go on, the protagonist clings to the desperate realization that it would be better to just “Stay Down.”
After the success of their debut EP, Keep You Safe (260k+ downloads), Fire To The Stars are setting their aim on even higher sights. Check out the band’s Facebook and SoundCloud, and stay tuned for more to come from this Australian band.