South African alternative rock band Asila have released the live performance video for their second single Ignite
Taken from their forthcoming debut album Acid Rain which is set for release later this year.
The video was shot over the last three years at various shows in Johannesburg as well as the multiple practice studios they’ve used.
“It’s a very personal video for us because it reminds us of how we’ve grown as friends and musicians and as a band. Ignite is a song about empowerment and growth. The video is an honest reflection of who we are and our journey over the past 3 years.” – Asila
After recording the album Firebird under the name Revery in 2016, the band felt a name change was necessary to represent the change of sound and change of direction. Firebird was an album of growth, experimentation and self-discovery, with the songs written over many years and many band member changes.
With a solid line up finally, and solid sound the name Asila was chosen.
The sound is more defined in the genre of modern alternative rock with big distorted guitars and massive, hard hitting drums.
Soulful, R’n’B inspired vocals are at the forefront with layers of harmonies adding to the depth of the sound.
Influences range from Aretha Franklin to Evanescence, from Queen to Muse.
In March 2018, Asila released their first music video and single Resistance and are in the processes of finishing up their debut album.