Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale has recently talked about their upcoming and new album. She guested KLOS‘s “New & Approved” series as the program is also on women’s history month. During the conversation she is making with Matt Pinfield, she talks about the band’s new album, which is also a follow-up to their 2018’s album ‘Vicious’, along with expressing how the songwriting sessions passed. Hale also talks about the rock competition show with Alice Cooper & Gavin Rossdale and more as well.
The lead singer and rhythm guitarist of hard rock band Halestorm had first begun writing and performing music in 1997. After a year, Hale and her brother Arejay Hale co-founded Halestorm in middle school. And Lzzy Hale has since gained success and acclaim as she also proved herself in so many ways. For starters, the band won its first Grammy with “Love Bites (So Do I)” in the category of “Best Hard Rock/ Metal Performance.” So, Lzzy Hale became the first woman to earn a Grammy in that category according to Grammy’s website. After in 2018, Halestorm’s song “Uncomfortable” was also nominated for a “Best Rock Performance” as well.
New Album of Halestorm
The talented and beloved frontwoman Lzzy Hale talks about the occurring process of the new album as she also expresses how it all made her feel. It seems that it’s actually been entirely a different experience for each of the band members. Hale describes the pandemic as a rollercoaster experience as the band struggles songwriting and recording remotely.
“It’s been a roller-coaster ride because we were writing for the record and actually getting together right here in my home studio every single day before the lockdown happened, which I think tomorrow marks a year to the day when all that craziness started. So we were getting together and we were writing songs, and then, slowly but surely, it just felt like every single day we were getting more bad news, and we just basically made a decision, like, ‘Okay, guys, until this blows over, ‘ which we thought it was going to blow over, ‘lets everybody just stay at home.'”
So after struggling with how and where to start, Halestorm somehow managed to move forward on the songwriting sessions for the album as they have also build a new pattern to operate the process, as well.
“So the songwriting process kind of became more or less this relay sport, where it would start with myself or myself and my guitar player (Joe Hottinger), and then we would pass it off to Josh (Smith), the bass player, and send it to Arejay (the drummer of Halestorm).
And so we just ended up building up this kind of Dropbox of ideas. And then we started including our producer, Nick Raskulinecz, in all of these ideas, and so we’d go back and forth with that. And then, finally, just a couple of weeks ago, we got asked to perform THE WHO’s ‘Long Live Rock’ for the documentary ‘Long Live Rock’. And so that was kind of our, ‘Okay, well, we have to get together and do this in a real studio. So everyone get tested, and everybody wears your mask the whole time.’ And it was kind of like shaking off the dust. It was getting the band back together again. So it was kind of cool to initially breakthrough with THE WHO song and then we started in on our actual material.”
After all those apart days, the band could finally get back together somehow on the pretext of the Long Live Rock documentary. Lzzy Hale after continues to explain the lyrical themes covered in the new Halestorm songs and says:
“I’m just now seeing this arc because there were the songs that we were writing just kind of coming off the road, where it’s very confident and very live and energy. And then it kind of starts to get – still keeping the energy up, but then subject matter starts to get a little crazier and maybe a little darker.
And then it’s kind of starting to dip into some more hope now. So I feel like, in real-time, this is going to kind of be like almost a musical documentary of what we’ve gone through, through this past year and change.”
Halestorm frontwoman also seems quite busy during these days as she has new projects on their way including a new spot on an upcoming reality competition show besides the band’s new album. There is also an upcoming movie about to release and much more.
Furthermore, Lzzy Hale also touches on the early moments of her budding career from her teenage days to today. The singer confesses to Pinfield that one of her favorite collaborations she has worked on was with Mongolian rock band The Hu and also shares that she has a ton of collaborations that she’s proud of. Hale continues speaking on the rock competition show she will soon begin filming as a judge alongside Alice Cooper and Gavin Rossdale, as well.
You can watch for more details on the whole program down below.