Australian singer-songwriter Sia released a new music video for the song, “Fire Meet Gasoline”, from her 2014 album, 1000 Forms of Fear.
Unlike the videos for the catchy-yet-dark pop song “Chandelier”, the controversial “Elastic Heart”, and the sad-but-relatable tale of loneliness that is “Big Girls Cry”, this latest music video finds the songstress teaming up with German actress Heidi Klum, instead of 12 year-old interpretive dancer Maddie Ziegler, to bring the story to life. But, Klum dons the blonde bob wig well.
The video for “Fire Meet Gasoline” opens with an outdoor night shot of a house, which changes via a jump cut to bring viewers inside the darkened and seemingly empty abode. After a series of shots that depict a bedroom and jewellery laying on a stand, shadows are seen outside, and then the shot changes to reveal the jewellery is being collected by a woman’s hand, as she is hurriedly packing and going through a chest of drawers.
Next, the scene changes to focus on a brown haired man that has just gotten out of a car, and as the camera pans out the audience can see that it is a flashback of the man (Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones fame) walking into the house with Klum’s character. After a jump cut back to the house at night, Pascal and Klum’s characters are shown taking a daytime drive in his red truck into the country, before returning later home that evening. They are also shown walking, romping, and rolling through the grass, together, and it becomes clear that they had been in some type of relationship blossoming. This flashback sequence is, again, intercut with footage of Klum walking through the house with a white plastic can of gasoline.
The leading characters go on to have a steamy relationship, after that day they drove into the country. And, the flashback scenes of their affair are also intercut with footage of Klum’s character striking a match and allowing “Fire [to] meet gasoline,” finally.
How does this Sia song with themes of relationships and fire, which are slightly reminiscent of Shawn Colvin’s 1997 hit “Sunny Came Home,” end?
Well, you’ll just have to click on the YouTube video, below, to find out!