Crown of Beauty Magazine The Brave Issue - Page 53

Crown of Beauty: Why did you choose to name yourselves Fireflight?

Dawn: Well, this goes back way far, because we’ve been a band for, gosh, seventeen years now. So seventeen years ago we were just getting started and we were playing at our youth group on a Wednesday night service, and we were kind of like in the backstage area, sort of thing. And we were sitting there and we’d been practicing, and practicing and practicing, trying to get ready, this was gonna be our very first show. And our youth pastor came in, he said, “Okay, I’m about to introduce you guys, for you to come out. What’s the name of the band, what do I tell them?” And we realized that we hadn’t picked a name. And we started freaking out, because we were so focused on practicing and being ready to play that we hadn’t thought about the fact, we were supposed to be thinking about names, but we hadn’t talked about it at all. And so, we all just kind of started to panic and we were like, “Should we tell them it’s gonna be TBA or what are we gonna do?” And anyhow, so since we were supposed to be thinking about it, I said, “You know, I thought that Fireflight sounded kind of cool,” and everybody’s like, “Okay let’s just go with that!” So that’s why we picked Fireflight because we didn’t have any other ideas.

Crown of Beauty: What is your biggest inspiration for writing and playing music?

Dawn: I think for us it’s just been the transformative power of God in our lives. All of our music is about, you know, our own lives, and the lives of people that we know, around us, people we meet. And just for us, as Christians, God obviously has had the biggest life for us and so all of our music, it’s almost all about life and getting through life, and the good things and the bad things that have happened, and how God has brought us through them.

Crown of Beauty: What is your favorite song to perform live and why?

Dawn: That’s a really hard one to choose, because we have a lot of fun when we play, but I know just in the past, one of my favorite ones to do is actually one of our slower songs, and it’s called “Wrapped in Your Arms.” And I really liked it because when you’re up there on stage, there’s a lot of pressure and you’re kind of scared a little bit and nervous.