Darius Rucker Plays Detective On A Fiery Pursuit In New “Fires Don’t Start Themselves” Music Video

Naturally themed around the song’s titular element, the music video features Rucker as a detective attempting to solve the mystery of sudden fires erupting in his town.

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Posted on September 7, 2023

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Darius Rucker unleashed the music video for his latest single “Fires Don’t Start Themselves” and in the clip he acts as a detective on a fiery pursuit.

Naturally themed around the song’s titular element, the music video features Rucker as a detective attempting to solve the mystery of sudden fires erupting in his town. The case puts him hot on the trail of a young couple whose passionate love is literally setting their town on fire, whether it’s a car, hotel or another location feeling the heat.

The steamy song was written by Ben Hayslip, Jacob Rice and Dan Isbell, and Rucker recently told CMT that he was an immediate fan when he heard it.

“You get so many songs when you’re making a record, and that one came in, and it was such a ’90s groove. We cut it, and I was trying to channel my inner Josh Turner for a minute,” he said. “The song is about fires don’t start themselves. It’s about what you think it’s about.”

Watch Darius Rucker’s “Fires Don’t Start Themselves” Music Video Below

New Album, Carolyn’s Boy

“Fires Don’t Start Themselves” is from Rucker’s upcoming album, Carolyn’s Boy, due out on October 6. Rucker performed on the TODAY show‘s Citi Concert Series on September 1 and told the crowd that he had plenty to write about since his last album, 2017’s When Was the Last Time.

“It’s been six years… We had so much to write about, so I took my time, got with some great guys, got some great songs, and I’m really excited for people to hear it,” he said.

The album includes a collaboration with Chapel Hart and tracks co-penned by Ed Sheeran, HARDY, Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi, Lady A’s Charles Kelley along with Nashville heavy hitters like Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Josh Osborne. There’s also a cover of “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Darius Rucker 'Carolyn's Boy' Album Art
Darius Rucker ‘Carolyn’s Boy’ Album Art

Darius Rucker’s Carolyn’s Boy Track List

1. Beers And Sunshine (Rucker, JT Harding, Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman)

2. In This Together (Rucker, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick, Joy Williams)

3. Never Been Over (Rucker, Lee Thomas Miller, John Osborne)

4. Fires Don’t Start Themselves (Ben Hayslip, Jacob Rice, Dan Isbell)

5. Ol’ Church Hymn feat. Chapel Hart (Rucker, Greylan James, Ben Hayslip, Josh Miller)

6. 7 Days (Darius Rucker, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Charles Kelley)

7. Same Beer Different Problem (Rucker, Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, Brad Tursi)

8. Sara (Rucker, Joel Crouse, Kyle Rife, Ed Sheeran)

9. Have A Good Time (Rucker, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick)

10. Sure Would Have Loved Her (Rucker, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey)

11. Southern Comfort (Chris LaCorte, Matt Rogers, Josh Osborne)

12. 3am in Carolina (Rucker, Ross Copperman, Michael Hardy)

13. Lift Me Up (Temilade Openiyi, Robyn Fenty, Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Goransson)

14. Stargazing (Rucker, Brinley Addington, Jess Cayne, Matt Morrisey)

Darius Rucker; Photo Courtesy of Jim Wright
Darius Rucker; Photo Courtesy of Jim Wright

Starting Fires Tour

Darius Rucker prepared fans for the project with his Starting Fires Tour, which began in June and will conclude with a show in Nashville on October 14.

He’s also getting ready for the second year of the Riverfront Revival Music Festival, which he personally curates. Taking place in Rucker’s hometown of Charleston, on October 7-8, the lineup features Rucker, Lainey Wilson, Turnpike Troubadours, Band of Horses and more.

In addition to his album, the South Carolina native also took some time to jump on the new version of the ESPN College GameDay theme song, “Comin’ to Your City,” with Lainey Wilson and The Cadillac Three. The song was performed by Big & Rich for 16 years and is the title track to the duo’s second studio album.

Furthermore, Darius Rucker will soon receive a star on both the Music City Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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