“Fire Meets Gasoline” is a song recorded by popular Australian singer and songwriter Sia. It is the fourth track on her sixth studio album 1000 Shapes of Fear (2014). It was written by Sia, Greg Kerstin and Samuel Dixon. Kerstin also produced the song. The song was officially released in Germany on June 19, 2015.
The album was able to rise to the first positions in the Australian charts, in the UK, he was able to gain a foothold in fifth place. The singer sings in an unusual genre of emotional jazz, which is loved by the public in many countries.
History of creation
It’s no secret that Sia is in a relationship with her personal collaborator, composer and producer Samuel Dixon. She wrote this song as an ode to her passionate and all-consuming romance. Together they also created the song “Clap Your Hands” by Sia, which was nominated for Best Single at the ARIA Music Awards 2010.
Despite the fact that the singer has released a new single, she considers it not quite her own. She stated that “Fire Meet Gasoline is not her personal video. In her interviews, the singer admitted that this was an advertisement for French lingerie, which she licensed.
The meaning of the song
The song “Fire Meets Gasoline” is a metaphor for embracing all-consuming passion and straining relationships with the awareness of the risk associated with this. In the song, Sia compares love to a combustible mixture of two elements: fire and gasoline. The idea of fire and gasoline meeting symbolizes the idea that two people in love find each other, with fire representing passion and gasoline representing danger. She acknowledges the risk of falling in love, singing, “It’s dangerous to fall in love, but I want to burn with you tonight.” In the end, Sia argues that, despite the risks, the chance to experience such sensations is worth it.
Throughout the song, the woman addresses her new lover, inviting him to burn her. That is, she depicts him as fire, and herself as gasoline. It is quite clear that this phrase should be understood as “presenting” oneself to him, how plus touches minus and black meets white. Fire and gasoline become animated characters.
The meaning of the song’s lyrics is that if people love, they will burn (as fire and gasoline do). She loves him so much that she is willing to hurt herself just to be with him.
The meaning of the clip
The music video was posted to YouTube on April 23, 2015. It has since gained 130 million views. Sia did not take part in the filming of the video, only her voice was heard. The singer is very modest and avoids appearing in front of the camera, but this video does not become less popular.
This time the singer decided to change her traditions. The video does not feature 12-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler, this time catwalk star Heidi Klum and Pedro Pascual were invited. He is known to viewers thanks to his participation in the rating television series Game of Thrones.
The video was directed by Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini. This is their first collaboration. This director has created videos for many top stars and has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
The video was filmed to advertise Heidi Klum’s lingerie line. It was a very lucrative deal in which Sia took advantage of the supermodel’s fame, and she in turn advertised her clothes. The four-minute video contains about 40 seconds of Klum’s character making love to Pascual’s character, and a close-up of a laundry label.
Heidi did not like the sex scenes in the video, she considered it strange that you need to kiss a man you know for only 5 minutes. Pascual felt more comfortable, he switched to the process instantly, and this helped his partner.
The video continues the meaning of the song itself. A couple in love enjoys illegal encounters. These two are not safe for each other like fire and gasoline, but they can no longer stop. This dramatic relationship harms both of them, and in the clip their faces do not glow with happiness.
At the beginning of the video, two young people are driving a car. They decided to run away from everyone and retire in nature to enjoy each other. Later, they return to the house, douse it with gasoline and set it on fire.
Everything is suggestive that Heidi’s character cheated on her real-life partner with another guy, played by Pedro. From the video it follows that Pedro kills an opponent and then in the car passes a bloody stone wrapped in a handkerchief to his companion. At the end of the clip, the girl gets into the car in a blonde Sia wig. They leave the scene to start a new life away from the area.
Heidi later admitted that the wig is iconic and she enjoyed wearing it. In her interviews, she said that Sia is an incredible singer who puts a lot of passion into her work, and she is glad to be part of her project.
Lovers and their passion merge into one in the moment when the fire comes into contact with gasoline. This is an unforgettable feeling. However, as in nature, a fire cannot burn forever after an explosion. People take risks by inviting each other to this process, because they probably realize that their passion is not eternal. The song conveys to the listeners the main truth that you need to cherish feelings and enjoy this most touching moment.