LZZY HALE Explains How Her Interactions With HALESTORM Fans Inspired Lyrics For ‘Back From The Dead’ Album
Written by megarock on February 13, 2022
In a new interview with Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke about how she gets inspiration for her lyrics through her interactions with the band’s loyal fanbase. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “There was a lot of things personally that saved me [during the pandemic], and one of them was our community that we have with our fans. I know everybody says this, but we absolutely have the best fans in the world. I stalk them even when I’m not responding, and, obviously, they tag me in everything. And any given moment, I will go online or any of my socials, and somebody will say, ‘Hey, I’m kind of struggling today’ or ‘I’m having a dark time,’ and everybody will literally pounce on them, just like, ‘Hey, DM me.’ ‘Hey, you’re not alone. I’m going through this too. Let’s talk about it.’ I can’t tell you off the top of my head how many lives have probably been saved by this community. They’ve done that all themselves; I’m just the host of the party.
“There is one specific song [on HALESTORM‘s upcoming album ‘Back From The Dead’], and I won’t necessarily say the title yet because I kind of want her to figure it out for herself,” she continued. “But there was a very trying situation that I was in. It wasn’t my situation — it was this young girl; she’s in eighth grade and she’s a fan of ours. And she just came out as gay and her parents were having a very hard time with it. So she was brave enough to kind of open up to a couple of different people on my socials, including myself. And as hard as it is for me to say it, I have to say it. I guess the parents’ response to her coming out as gay was, ‘Well, death would be better.’