Lzzy Hale offered up some interesting details on what Halestorm fans should expect from their new album.
In a new interview, Hale details the band’s experience of making a new LP during the pandemic.
“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,” said Hale. “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 — ‘let’s everybody just stay at home.'”
Hale mentioned how the band wrote songs remotely referring to the process as a “relay sport” with each band member sharing ideas via Dropbox and then bringing in producer Nick Raskulinecz (who produced their last album Vicious) to help sort through their ideas.
As far as the themes this new Halestorm album will explore, Hale said, “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.”
On the plus side, Halestorm was able to head back into the studio recently to record a cover of The Who's 'Long Live Rock' to be included in the new documentary Long Live Rock…Celebrate the Chaos.
“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 wear your mask the whole time,'” recalls Hale. “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 break through with The Who song and then we started in on our actual material.”