RockSverige.se recently conducted an interview with HALESTORM. You can now watch the chat below.
Speaking about the song “Dear Daughter” from HALESTORM‘s new album, “Into The Wild Life”, singer Lzzy Hale said: “This is a subject that… I mean, obviously, [HALESTORM drummer Arejay and I] grew up with a very supportive mother. We decided to start a rock band, and she actually said, ‘Yes! Do that! Go for it!’ So, for me, this was… We get to speak to a lot of young girls, and a lot of them do have those supportive parents, but a lot of them don’t. So I think this was my way — lyrically, at least — just passing that on… As in, like, if I were… if and when I were to have a daughter, I would be passing these words on to her… I don’t know… It’s a strange song.”
Added bassist Josh Smith: “It’s a strange song, but [with] a great message. And although it says ‘Dead Daughter’, that’s just great advice for anyone… be it a young kid, or anyone in a spot where they’re, like, ‘Man, I’m in just the pits right now. What the hell’s my life gonna be like in ten years?’ So it’s just good sound advice for anyone kind of trying to find their way.”
“Into The Wild Life” is scheduled for release on April 14. Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that making the record was a satisfying experience for her and the band. “It was a lot of fun,” she said. “It was such a freeing process ’cause it really didn’t feel like we were — ‘we’re recording an album now, guys!’ It just — we were in this big, overhauled church, you know, so it didn’t feel like we were in a studio and there was just every instrument everywhere. There was a piano and everything was all set up so it’s like, whatever you wanted to do, you could just do.”
Hale posted a message online in which she said about the record, “My insider advice, listen to the record front to back, ’cause in a day and age where everyone is freaking out about the state of the music business, we said, fuck it, and made an ‘album.'”
Hale added, “We erred on the side of performance and making moments, rather than perfection, bridging the gap between what you’ve heard on previous records and what you see at a live HALESTORM show.”
HALESTORM recently released a music video for “Amen”. The album’s first single, “Apocalyptic”, became the group’s third straight chart-topper at rock radio.
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