The evolution of “Fire Escape” to what it is today has definitely been a journey to say the least and one that I am very proud to call the product of a team effort. Fire Escape started out documentary style with me carrying my camera around travelling to and from Boston to Lowell taking videos of sunsets and train rides. I took my camera with me pretty much everywhere for months and wound up not using any of the footage for the actual video. After a few band meetings and the initial meeting with LGTR productions we all decided a cinematic approach was going to be the direction for this song.
I wanted Fire Escape to depict reality and I wanted to make sure that even though the footage being used wasn’t as organic as I had planned for I still wanted it to stay true to what I had experienced. Joe and Patrice at LGTR Productions did everything in their power to make sure that the final product was exactly what we all wanted. The day we filmed the shot of me inside of that abandoned building we were all feeling pretty worn down considering the shots we planned to film earlier that day weren’t coming out the way we had wanted them. Sure enough we emerged from the building to black clouds and a magenta sky and needless to say we all ran straight to the jetty at lido beach to film the storm sequence. All the lightning you see during the bridge was real, as well as the waves crashing on my feet.
The song itself is lyrically about distance between two people that care deeply about each other and I think the video represents that in a few metaphorical ways. We couldn’t be happier with the final product and I’m excited and proud to finally show the world a little bit of what goes on inside my head.
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