Photo Credit: Joseph Davis Castleberry
IGNESCENT released their new single “Remnant” to all major platforms! The single is from their EP Ascension that drops March 4, 2022.
“The definition of remnant is a small remaining quantity of something, especially after a tragedy. ‘Remnant’ is about us being blessed beyond measure despite our failures and weaknesses and despite going through tragedy and hardships. It’s about perseverance and saying to the world even when we are brokenhearted and suffering we won’t give up and we will keep going,” vocalist Jennifer Benson says. “We will come up stronger despite adversity. It’s an encouragement to others to do the same and to not lose hope and to not give in to fear. I hope this song makes people feel inspired and to rock out!” says the band.
Female fronted and from Chicago, Illinois, IGNESCENT is a rock band founded by Jennifer Benson. Since 2008, the band has been primarily touring throughout the Midwest and Nashville area. IGNESCENT headlined the Budweiser Boneyard Stage last year at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin. IGNESCENT have opened for Stryper, Flyleaf, Eve 6, Buckcherry, Megadeth, Saliva, Lacey Sturm, Otep, John Cooper of Skillet’s band – Fight The Fury, Dan Sperry of America’s Got Talent, Another Lost Year, September Mourning, Art of Dying, Letters From The Fire, Like a Storm and has played at fests with Switchfoot, Colton Dixon, Memphis May Fire, The Devil Wears Prada, and Veridia. The band has co-written songs with Jeremy Valentyne of New Years Day, including their release “Exodus,” which he also produced and performed on.
IGNESCENT’s music is a great mixture of rock and pop with a great message. Their music has a rock/alternative edge that sounds right at home with most Top 40 formats. IGNESCENT combines their musical backgrounds to form a harmony that is both addictively musical and inspiring.
IGNESCENT is more than just a rock band, they are real people with a combination of great stories, combined with moving guitar riffs and a driving beat create a sound fans connect to. Their influences include Flyleaf, Evanescence, and Jinjer. “We’re authentic people that just want to encourage others with our message”, shares Jennifer Benson.
IGNESCENT’s first CD, Electrified, was produced by four-time Dove Award winning & Grammy nominated producer Travis Wyrick (10 Years, P.O.D.) and recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, Tennessee. The first song on the CD, “Calling Out to You”, was co-written with former lead guitarist of Skillet, Ben Kasica. IGNESCENT’s newest release was produced by Cameron Pierce Mizell who has worked with Memphis May Fire and Sleeping With Sirens. IGNESCENT also co-wrote a song with Sameer Bhattacharya of Flyleaf called “Fearless”. IGNESCENT has already been booked at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI summer of 2022 and will be appearing with special guest Sameer Bhattacharya.
“We will not be silent and we will not back down. We are the remnant.”
“Remnant” can be bought/streamed at:
Jennifer Benson on lead vocals
Ian Sebastian on bass guitar
Ty Moreland on guitar
Joshua Garcia on drums
Ignescent on Tour:
March 4 – Ignescent EP Release Show featuring Sameer Bhattacharya of Flyleaf with Fallen Phobia and The Protest at The Town in Aurora, IL
March 11 – Ignescent at The Back Bar with Trapt in Janesville, WI
May 7 – Ignescent at Suicide Awareness Show in Chicago – place tbd
May 13 – Ignescent at WC Social Club with Disciple in West Chicago, IL
July 15 – Ignescent at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI featuring Sameer Bhattacharya of Flyleaf on guitar