As We Ascend is a rock band from the greater Nashville area. Members Justin Forshaw and Jake Jones (formerly of We As Human) along with Robert Venable (also producer) all have extensive professional careers in the music industry and are able to bring a variety of musical expertise to the table. The perfect blend of melodic and heavy guitars, edgy vocals, and drums combined with pouring out their hearts for the lost and broken in their lyrics, gives this band their own space in the Christian music industry. Their self-produced album, “Farewell to Midnight,” was released via Vital Records/New Day Christian Distributors and their debut single, “Wash Away,” has since hit #6 on the Billboard Christian Rock charts. 

Their second single, “Tell Me” was written by Jake Jones, Robert Venable, Justin Forshaw and Josiah Prince (who shares guitar and songwriting duties in Christian Rock favorites, Disciple) and is the only song on the album written with a writer outside of the band.  This single spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Christian Rock charts, and several weeks at #1 on the CMW chart, giving the band their very first #1 song.

As a follow up to “Tell Me”, As We Ascend is releasing “My Ghost” as their next single. They are keeping up their identity of combining their past experiences with their artistry to deliver a real and relatable song to their fans.  The band recently explained the deeper meaning of, “My Ghost” by saying; 

“The “ghost” represents our flesh.  It could be an addiction, anger, hatred, self-doubt.  The verses speak of the temptation to give in to these desires, these thoughts.  The Chorus says, “Invisible.  You cannot see, [but] I’m terrified its overtaking me.  I fear the end is getting close [rock bottom/losing everything/death].  So I’m giving up my ghost”. 

“The idea is that a ghost is invisible.  Much like our dark secrets.  The things we hate about ourselves.  The song is a declaration that this day, this moment, I’m letting go of this thing.  I’m crucifying my flesh.  I’m giving up my ghost.”

Listen out for it on the radio.

Source: Daywind Music Publishing

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