Singled Out: Crashing Atlas' Ascend

07-31-2017
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Crashing Atlas

Crashing Atlas are gearing up to release their new EP "Ascend" on September 22nd. Today they tell us the story behind the title track to the new effort. Here is the story:

Shelby and Dougie wrote the song "Ascend" during a writing session in early 2017. We had just discussed with the rest of the band what type of theme we wanted to go with for the EP. Our drummer Blosk threw out the word "ascend" to us, and it spark fired some conversations about being in a situation you felt you didn't belong to.

Dougie was in the midst of a military enlistment and he was battling everyday to keep his feelings in check with not wanting to be there. Everyday felt like an eternity and his freedom didn't seem anywhere close. There we were a band trying to make touring, playing shows, and recording an EP fit into his crazy equation.

As the days grew closer to his enlistment end date it became and harder and harder to process the feelings he was having. In the chorus Shelby cries out "Tell now will I lose this war? Don't know what I'm still fighting for." At the time Dougie didn't know when everything would line up so he could pursue his true passion, writing and playing music with Crashing Atlas.

The verses that Shelby wrote make it seem like you had just lost someone/something in your life and you have no regret about it but you are happy that you have moved on to higher ground. There are ways to better your life if you are just willing to fight for them. The song as a whole represents hope, a promise for a better future, and a will to get out of a bad situation in life.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the EP right here!

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