Blindside decided to name their fourth album About a Burning
Fire because the songs are about the crackling flames of ambition
burning within the human heart. However, while working on the video for
the album's first single, "All of Us," Blindside longed for a burning
fire for a more practical reason — to warm their frozen hands.
The Swedish band, which filmed the clip in December in Romania with
director Patrick Hoelck, came to the shoot inadequately dressed. "We
thought it was going to be warm in southern Europe," said guitarist
Simon Grenehed, "but it was below zero. We didn't want to dress too
bulky because we were playing music, and [vocalist] Christian
[Lindskog] only wore a T-shirt. We all got sick coming home after that."
In the video, Blindside perform in the middle of a forest while
Lindskog chases a girl through the woods, his arms growing
progressively longer as he pursues her. Then the tables turn and the
young lady chases Lindskog, who flees in fright. "It has a very Tim
Burton-esque feel," Grenehed said. "The song made the producer think
about running and chasing for some reason."
It's not hard to understand why. Even though Blindside's members are
practicing Christians with positive lyrics, their music is angular,
ripping and full of raging energy. Sometimes it's also spontaneous.
Like the band's single "Pitiful," from its 2002 album, Silence,
"All of Us" practically wrote itself. "We wrote it in two hours during
preproduction, the week before we went into the studio," Grenehed said.
"Christian listened to it and found a melody right away. Every musician
loves it when things go that simple."
The track concerns a common Christian precept: learning humility and
not being afraid to follow the advice of others. "Everybody has a lot
of pride," Grenehed explained. "It's important to give up that
arrogance and not be stubborn about doing everything yourself. People
suffer from foolishness because of their pride. It's much better to not
follow your ego and to find peace within yourself."