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Darius Rucker Clarifies the Meaning of “Fires Don’t Start Themselves”: “It’s About Exactly What You’d Expect.”
Darius Rucker showcased his acting prowess in the amusing and over-the-top music video for “Fires Don’t Start Themselves,” released today.
In the video, Rucker takes on the role of a exasperated investigator partnered with a rather clueless colleague as they try to unravel the mystery behind unexplained fires that spontaneously ignite throughout town. These mysterious flames erupt at various locations, from homes to cars, hotels, and beyond.
Darius Rucker discussed the inspiration behind “Fires Don’t Start Themselves” and his upcoming album “Carolyn’s Boy.”
“When you’re making a record, you receive numerous songs, and that one came along with this great ’90s groove. We recorded it, and for a moment, I tried to channel my inner Josh Turner,” Rucker explained. “The song is about fires not igniting on their own. It’s as straightforward as you’d think.”
Regarding the music video, Rucker clarified any confusion, noting that it portrays a couple so passionately in love that they can’t resist each other, resulting in fiery consequences.
“Fires Don’t Start Themselves,” written by Ben Hayslip, Jacob Rice, and Dan Isbell, is part of Rucker’s forthcoming studio album, “Carolyn’s Boy,” set to release on October 6. The album’s title is a tribute to his mother, whom he described as “the most amazing woman I’ve ever known.”
Rucker expressed his excitement about the album, stating, “It’s been six years… We had so much to write about, so I took my time, collaborated with some fantastic people, found some great songs, and I’m really eager for people to hear it.”
While many first became acquainted with Rucker as the frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish, a Grammy-winning rock band with over 25 million worldwide album sales, including their Diamond-certified debut “Cracked Rear View,” he transitioned to country music in 2008. In the country genre, he has achieved four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart and 10 No. 1 singles on Country radio. Rucker was inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member in 2012, and in 2014, he won his third Grammy Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 11x Platinum rendition of “Wagon Wheel.”