Haudenosaunee songwriter and singer from Six Nations, Logan Starts recently released new visuals for his single Fear of the Flame.
Staats takes viewers us to his hometown through the video which is set in Six Nations and captures powerful portraiture and moving images of family and community to make up the backdrop of a video that is both full of strength and resiliency.
“It’s a healing song, my ancestors celebrated the healing properties of music, story and song. Fear of the flame embodies that resilience,” said Staats.
His new record is produced by 2019 Juno nominee Derek Hoffman (Rock Album of the Year) and mixed by Juno award-winning Jay Dufour (Recording Engineer of the Year 2017).
Born on the Six Nations Reserve and raised in the small ghost town of Brantford, Ontario – Staats started writing and performing music in his early teens. From a young age, his haunting and distinct voice won him multiple opportunities to share the stage with acts like Buffy Sainte-Marie, Keith Secola and Mumford and Sons, to name a few.
Still a young man, he is regarded as an accomplished, multi-nominated and an award winning artist. Forever a student of great music – Staats enjoys jamming, collaborating and learning from his contemporaries and other recording artists. A great example is a powerful late night live off the floor version of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice” in collaboration with peer Terra Lightfoot.
Logan’s live performances are juxtaposed by a level of self-possession and control that still wildly careen through emotions of sadness, hope, longing and joy. A product of passion, compulsion and tireless musical commitment – Logan’s songs are his own. Armed with his guitar and harmonica, he has transitioned from running the weekend bar circuit to playing sold out venues across Canada including his favourite venue, The Sanderson Centre, in his hometown.
The official video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY1aEMg61UQ on YouTube.