Ignite The Fire has released their first single, “Lazarus,” from the forthcoming EP, “Between Shadow and Solace.” Drawing inspiration from the five stages of grief (anger, acceptance, etc.), the official music video sees the band members donning masks representing each stage.
The band consists of: Jack Gurecki – Lead Vocals; Mark Quinn – Guitar, Vocals; Michael Nelson – Guitar, Vocals; Holly Smith – Bass; and Caelan Gregory – Drums.
“This song is very much an internal conversation about one’s mental wellbeing,” explains drummer and lyricist Caelan Gregory. “It centers on the fear of the person you might become and the denial of every emotional aspect that has led you to that point. Ultimately, every imperfection is a part of who you are, and when you learn to accept and grow past those flaws you regain control of your life and your humanity.”
With that in mind, the choice to release “Lazarus” on Halloween was an easy decision for the band.
“We felt like Lazarus was the perfect song to release on Halloween,” said frontman Jack Gurecki. “Not only is the song about figuratively rising from the dead, but the video has enough creep factor to match the mood.”
Along with the single and video release, the band has also announced that “Between Shadow and Solace” will be available on Black Friday (November 23) of this year. The six-song EP, which is available for pre-order on the band’s website, is akin to the theme of “Lazarus” and deals with subjects like mental health, loss, frustration and what it means to be human.
“Lazarus” is now available to download/stream on all digital outlets.