Patrick Watson eyeing Fireweed

Directed by Patrick Watson from the album, Wooden Arms.

Patrick Watson was nominated for a best new artist Juno Award in 2007. He went on to win the Polaris Music Prize that year. A Canadian award for the best full length album based on its artistic merit, not sales or any other factors.

A solitary man runs with a fire on his back. He collapses and yet somehow survives. This is only the first of two allusions to fireweed's ability to rejuvenate. The location for the shoot seemed to be in a volcanic area, giving a moonscape look to the landscape. It makes what happens at the end fitting, for it is otherworldly...