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PREMIERE: Set the World on Fire With Close Talker’s Video for “Burnstick”

The Saskatoon band gets lit and floats away in the B.C. wilderness for their newest music video.

by Noisey Canada Staff
Apr 28 2015, 2:53pm


Photo By Chris Graham

The new video for “Burnstick” by Saskatoon’s dreamy, atmospheric Close Talker begins with singer and guitarist Matthew Kopperud setting a paper plane on fire and letting it go. That launch starts off a slow-mo spin that sets bicycles, the actual earth, instruments, and even the band alight. The backdrop—a post-apocalyptic looking British Columbia wilderness, adorned with clear skies and shooting stars—is painted a stunning, stark monochrome as the world spins faster and faster and the band ascends to the sky. Directed by Nathan Boey, this isn't the first time he's created a colourless world for Close Talker’s dramatic dream-pop—working on the video for the band's first single, “Heads”, off their latest album Flux.

"We shot the video from 8PM to 8AM in rural British Columbia,” the band says about the process. “We didn't know what to expect, but having worked with Nathan Boey before, we were very excited. We got to play with fire, jump on trampolines, and wear rubber boots. Needless to say, the video went well. We're really pumped with how the video turned out.”


Close Talker is currently on tour in Europe:

April 29 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schocken
April 30 – Munich, Germany – Strom Linienclub
May 1 – Metz, France – Irish Pub
May 3 – London, UK – Notting Hill Arts Club w/ Communion XFM
May 6 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – De
Gudde Wellen
May 7 – Nancy, France – OFF Kultur
May 8 – Mons, Belgium – Le Bateau Live
May 9 – Ghent, Belgium – Trefpunt Concertzaal
May 10 – Lille, France - Café De La Sarthe
May 12 – Paris, France – Le China
May 14 – May 16 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
May 22 – May 24 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Sound City Festival

Matt Williams would like to set something on fire, too. - @MattGeeWilliams