The official music video for Chris Stapleton’s “Fire Away” is haunting.
Conceived by Stapleton, the powerful video was directed by Tim Mattia and stars actors Ben Foster and Margarita Levieva.
Beyond serving as the visual representation of his song, the video aims to bring attention to the culture of mental health awareness throughout the country, specifically through The Campaign to Change Direction (www.changedirection.org). The organization, which was introduced to Stapleton through Foster, strives to start a common language about the Five Signs of suffering emotionally: change in personality, agitation, withdrawal, decline in personal care and hopelessness. The Five Signs are clearly represented in the video through Levieva’s poignant performance.
“Fire Away” is from Stapleton’s multiple Grammy and CMA Award-winning debut album, Traveller. Released in last May Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where is stayed for two straight weeks. Stapleton recently took home two awards at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance (“Traveller”) and is nominated for seven ACM Awards.