Fireflight announces INNOVA, its first new album in over three years. INNOVA will be released independently through The Fuel Music May 5, 2015. Refined during a season of pain, uncertainty and frustration, the band’s fifth full-length album is already finding significant success at radio as the band stretches the limits of its art, reinventing itself while continuing to connect with its fans on a personal level.
Vocalist Dawn Michele, bassist Wendy Drennen, guitarist Glenn Drennen and drummer Adam McMillion, now a foursome after Fireflight’s guitarist Justin Cox stepped down to spend more time with his growing family, leave major label life behind for the release of INNOVA.
“We had a great relationship with our label for the past eight years, but we were not going in the same direction as the other artists on our label,” says Wendy, who credits the band’s fans for having enough faith in Fireflight to become a part of the renewal process that led to the new album.
“INNOVA (the Latin word for ‘renew’) is a really old word, but it’s also almost futuristic in a way,” says Glenn. “It really told the story in one word of bringing what Fireflight has done in the past, but also moving it into the future. The official release date of 5/5/15 is significant because it’s going to be our fifth album and celebrates the 15th year of the band.”
“It's God who breaks through the confusion, and stills the destructive forces in our lives,” says Dawn of the inspiration behind “Resuscitate” and referencing Colossians 1:13. “He comes at our weakest moment and breathes new life into us.”