Inspired by the wildfires across California, Ben Gibbard penned the song throughout his travels in 07. With light organ fills and ear soothing vocal harmonies, Fires hits the soul right where its been fractured and shatters it to pieces. The accompanying video, directed by Walter Robot, the pseudonym for multimedia artist Bill Barminski and writer Christopher Louie, tackles both the subject matter and the overall mood of the song with tear-jerking precision. In fact, theres a moment towards the middle (and youll know it) where your body just jolts and youre just neutral. Its hard to describe, and thats why youre going to watch it instead.
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Directed by: Walter Robot, aka Bill Barminski and writer Christopher Louie