GRAMMY Award nominated, female-fronted rock act Fireflight will release its fourth studio project, NOW, on March 6. The album is preceded by lead single, "Stay Close," which topped the Billboard Christian Rock radio chart this week, while Fireflight gears up to support its new release with a "Stay Close" spring tour.
Asserting a new direction from the band's previous record For Those Who Wait (2010), NOW
calls listeners to move beyond their circumstances and take action. As guitarist Glenn Drennen explains, "We are not bound by our current condition because life is difficult or we have been hurt in the past. NOW points to God as our refuge who not only provides a place of safety and
comfort, but who also challenges us to get outside our comfort zone...to join with something greater than ourselves."
Produced by Jasen Rauch, NOW displays a new sonic focus for the band as well, built on lush
electronic textures, futuristic moods and a more finely honed grasp of tender-to-titanic dynamics. Together the project's hard-hitting message and sound make for an anthemic album. For example, the fist-pumping title track encourages listeners to quit making excuses, hiding
in the shadows of previous pain, and to choose the path to freedom. In the same vein, melodic ballad "Rise Above" urges us to stop the cycle of victimization, overcome those things that
have entangled us, and work toward a new tomorrow.