While her last EP, How Are We Ever To Know, was about a painful breakup, Charlotte Carpenter knows how to bounce back with force. Her track, ‘Fire’, is a sweltering clap back and step into new found freedom. This liberation is how she approaches all her music. She manages herself and runs her own label, Let It Go Records. This independence gives her the opportunity to write and release stellar tracks and videos like ‘Fire’.

The song is riff heavy and even uses a talk box to get the sound unique ‘wah-wah’ effect she was pushing for. And while there is nothing gruff about Carpenter’s vocals, it’s the looseness of her tone that adds to the haunting effect ‘Fire’ is going for.

And The 405 is here to exclusively premiere the music video for ‘Fire’. Shot is black & white, the grittiness of the story pairs well with the tone of the music. In it, the protagonist (Carpenter) is bound and driven to a desert highway. The kidnapper proceeds to ties her to a chair on the side of this highway and douse her gasoline. We never see a fire be set, leaving the ending open to interpretation.

About the video, Carpenter says, "As a songwriter, I don't usually write optimistic songs and I wanted to find a way to juxtapose that in visual form. Joe Phipps, the director, suggested creating a dark visual, stripping the colour from the screen and together we started to think of ways we could re-create a shoddy execution, drawing references from some of our favourite directors like Kubrick and Tarantino. The video is intense; exploring the subject of vulnerability, by inhibiting me of physical control and escalating to a potentially fatal climax.”

So sit back and watch the 405 exclusive premiere of Charlotte Carpenter’s video for ‘Fire’.

You can pre-order ‘Fire’ on iTunes.

UK Headline Tour Dates

November

  • 17th - Hug and Pint, Glasgow
  • 18th - Drummonds, Aberdeen
  • 19th - High and Lonesome, Leeds
  • 20th - Yellow Arch Studio, Sheffield
  • 21st - The Castle, Manchester
  • 24th - The Moon Club, Cardiff

December

  • 2nd December - The Cookie, Leicester
  • 7th - The Victoria, Birmingham w/ The Greasy Slicks
  • 8th - Birthdays, London w/ The Greasy Slicks