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It's Not Over

by Ascendant & Angela Johnson

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It’s Not Over is Ascendant’s 1st single from Illuminate: YELLOW, the 3rd chapter of our 4 part album. This time, Ascendant teams up with Angela Johnson, the gifted soul songstress, on a truly infectious groove that really lifts your spirits. After the year we’ve all had, we need this song’s energy.

The arrival of the new single means Illuminate: YELLOW can’t be far behind!

ILLUMINATE: to enlighten, as with knowledge; to brighten with light; to make clearer

Illuminate is a concept album (e.g. Songs In the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder, Sign of the Times by Prince) done in 4 parts, spanning the band’s lives, loves, and hopes. It’s about false starts, comebacks and 2nd chances. It’s about perseverance -- having the strength to endure.
“The band went through changes while we were working on the album. We started with one set of members. That original set broke up and we began another one -- but then that set broke up, and we picked up another set. Life imitates art (and art) imitates life. We began to live what we were writing, and in the process of living it, that shaped what we were writing again.”

26 songs, 4 parts

• BLUE: Wisdom
• GREEN: Rebirth
• RED: Love

Come get lifted.

It’s Not Over: It’s just getting started!



It’s not over / it’s not over
U can find a way
The best is still inside

It’s not over /it’s not over
Come and follow me
Spread your wings and fly

Verse I
Look at the mirror on the wall
U can’t see what’s inside / U just have to know
In your heart / in your soul
This is not how it will end

Make a promise to yourself
U don’t need to prove this to no one else
It’s your truth you're truth alone
So come on and sing this song

Verse II
Nothing is going as you planned
Your pride is bruised / your ego scarred
Find the strength / you've come too far
You only fail when you don't try

Now your next chapter has begun
Turn the page your story isn't done
The book of life just goes on and on
Now come on and sing this song

© 2021 Ascendant Music Inc. / Ascendant Sounds ASCAP


released May 7, 2021
Composer: Kael Mboya
Lyrics: Michael Lockett, Kalind Haynes
Arrangement: Kael Mboya, Michael Lockett
Additional Background Vocal Arrangement: Renee Ruffin

Lead Vocals: Michael Lockett, Angela Johnson
Background Vocals: Michael Lockett, Angela Johnson
Additional Background Vocals: Renee Ruffin, Kael Mboya
Music: Kael Mboya

Produced by Kael Mboya for Ascendant Music Inc.
Mastered by Slavic Livins Chicago Audio Mastering

© 2021 Ascendant Music Inc. / Ascendant Sounds ASCAP


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ASCENDANT Chicago, Illinois

Soulful Inspiring. Just a few words that people use to describe them & their artistry, and yet ASCENDANT is simply that, ascendant...rising above. ASCENDANT has been rising above their fears, their obstacles & creating meaningful, soul-filled music in an era when such artistic statements just aren't made but desperately needed. ASCENDANT rises... and asks us all to join them in flight ... more

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