Fireflight’s New Album “Innova”
Releases to Critical Acclaim
The first new album in over three years from Fireflight, INNOVA, releases today amidst wide acclaim. Building on a storied history that includes a Grammy nomination, major festivals and nearly 400,000 albums sold, the new album is lauded as a masterful step forward.
Launched by a bevy of fans through a PledgeMusic, crowd-funding campaign that hit 125% of its goal, and crafted during a season of pain, uncertainty and frustration, INNOVA broadens Fireflight’s sound to exhilarating new heights without losing the core personal connection to their past.
For band cofounders Dawn Michele (vocals), Wendy Drennen (bass, backing vocals), Glenn Drennen (guitar) and Adam McMillion (drums since 2011), INNOVA,which is Latin for “renew,” marks Fireflight‘s fifth studio album, and is a celebration of their 15th year as a band.
Fireflight built a fiercely devoted following across four albums pushed through the major label system, including The Healing Of Harms, Unbreakable, For Those Who Wait (which cracked Billboard‘s Top 100) and the No. 1 Christian Rock Album, Now, which surfaced in Spring 2012. With 13 million views on VEVO and eight No. 1 radio singles so far, INNOVA utilizes the innovative tools available to established bands in 2015 for a modern take on a timeless alt-rock sound. Fans enamored by Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry and the more adventurous post-Britpop of Coldplay, will all be invigorated by Fireflight‘s new album.
The album has already sparked the hit CHR single and video, “We Are Alive,” and top-charting rock single, “Resuscitate,” which held the No. 1 spot for 12 consecutive weeks. The third single and current RadioU Buzztrack from the album, “Safety,” features ANBERLIN’s Stephen Christian. After only three weeks at radio, the song reaches No. 16 as it quickly ascends Billboard’s Christian Rock chart.
“So many people live in the shadows, marginalized by a modern society that is more concerned with serving its own agenda than reaching out to those who are in need,” says Fireflight lead singer Dawn Michele, citing Psalm 46:1-3 as the inspiration for “Safety.” “Even when people let us down, we can find our safety in God. He is our ever present help in times of trouble, and we can be His hands and feet here on earth to others who are hurting.”
From the band’s recent press release