Listen: Johnny Ashby’s Atmospheric “Born Again” Finds Hope in Hard Times
Dreamy vocals and atmospheric arrangements set the tone for the silver lining-fueled “Born Again” by Johnny Ashby.
Ashby’s new single — and title track off the upcoming Born Again EP — is a story of longing for eternal vibrance, and the prospect of starting over. The song drifts through a journey of failure and heartache with somber wishes for a new beginning, and into an anthemic build toward hope for a new day.
“There’s a lyric in there, ‘24 forever in my mind.’ I think that line speaks about being gone before your time. The recording process was all done in lockdown, and it brought new meaning to the song for me, like new beginnings and how everything kinda comes in cycles,” Ashby explains. “It’s a moment of clarity in challenging times and holding onto hope when things feel impossibly tough, and I think we all need that moment of clarity right now.”
On “Born Again,” Ashby guides us like an arrow toward the target: the light at the end of the tunnel, to be “Born Again” into a new normal where we’ll find solidarity, prosperity, and well-being. Check it out below!