Cam’s hit song Burning House, which was recently certified gold, is such a beautifully haunting song. Now we have an equally beautifully haunting video to go along with it.
The video, which was directed by Trey Fanjoy, takes a literal approach to telling the song’s story, showing Cam outside of a burning house that she later enters where she runs into her ex at a party.
Cam has said in the past that the song was based on a dream she had about a bad breakup.
“I had a fella that I dated on-again, off-again in college and towards the end of the relationship, I wanted to kinda get out and I didn’t do it very nice,” she said. “I was gonna see him about a year or two later at a mutual friend’s party and I thought, ‘This is my chance to apologize.’
“I thought so much about how I was gonna put that apology before that party, that night before I went to bed with all that on my mind, I dreamt about this house,” Cam continued. “It was on fire and all the rescue crews were out and they couldn’t put out the fire. They were saying, ‘He’s in there but you can’t go in there. The house is about to come down.’ And, like the hero I am, I ran inside and he was in there.
“Instead of leaving and saving myself, I just laid down next to him and held him so he wouldn’t have to die alone.”
The video, which debuted on Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, didn’t use movie magic and instead burned down a real house. And it sounds like things got a little toasty.
“From puffy sleeves that got removed on the dress, to flaming cocktails bursting, and then lighting my dress on fire. … I just did a walk up the stairs, and the carpet caught on fire. We’re really lucky everything seems to be OK and it’s going to turn out beautiful.”
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