As Halestorm has reportedly finished mastering its upcoming album to be released earlier in 2022 than it was scheduled first, its talented lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale described their new album as the most difficult effort of the famous rock band.
Just recently, Lzzy Hale posted a photo of her — you can see down below — as she listens to the upcoming album of Halestorm, also giving her thanks to the ones who contributed during the process, and wrote down to the caption:
“I’m so grateful to my entire team for their incredible hard work, passion, and patience. I’m also grateful for my bandmates that stepped up to make this album magic. I can’t wait to unleash this beast into the world. Holy fuck.”
Before that, Lzzy Hale also shared another few pictures of her with guitarist Joe Hottinger, also reflecting the difficulty of the upcoming album of Halestorm, writing:
“We are listening to final mixes of our new album today. We dove right into listening and creating song sequences to best tell our story. I’m so proud of this album. It was the most difficult, maddening, and rewarding process yet. Y’all ain’t ready for this beast.”
On the other side, the talented vocalist of Halestorm has also mentioned and talked about the musical direction of the new album of Halestorm, which is now mixed and mastered in its entirety and expected for an early 2022 release. Lzzy Hale said:
“This album is absolutely a banger. It’s on eleven. We have really just kind of exceeded all of the energy that has come before on these albums, both technically, music-wise, vocally, drum, lyric-wise. I think because of the roller-coaster ride when we were making this record, and just through the pandemic and all the different phases of that, we just kind of looked at each other, like, if the future is unknown and we don’t know whether we’re actually going to be out and playing these things, everything has to be, like I said, at eleven. It’s Halestorm elevated.
It was kind of funny. My bass player, Josh Smith, he was showing some new songs to his parents. And his dad is, like, ‘Wow. You really just grabbed on to your sound.’ And I’m, like, ‘We have a sound?’ I didn’t really think about it that way before. But, yeah, it’s very us,” explained their new effort with Halestorm, Lzzy Hale, and continued.
“This is the first time that we’ve ever had dual producers,” she added explaining. “We went back with Nick Raskulinecz. And then I ended up doing my vocals with Scott Stevens from The Exies. He’s like a brother from another mother with me. We’ve written together before, and we’ve known each other for probably just shy of a decade now. He and I, we produced and did all the vocals for ‘Back From The Dead‘ with each other, because I went out to L.A. And then we ended up sending it to Nick, and Nick’s, like, ‘This is just absolutely amazing. We have to do every song this way.’ So we kind of did it differently. We ended up with the bare bones of a demo. I ended up finishing all of my vocals — like dunzo — before we ended up building the track musically. So it’s kind of like building a pyramid upside down. But it ended up really just having this different energy because what we were able to do with the lyrics and melody and all the vocals being done would really accentuate all of that — matching the theme to whatever I was singing about, but also just kind of really supporting the vocals musically when we went in to do the guitars and drums and bass. It’s so crazy — it definitely has this very forward, very aggressive nature to it because of the way that we did that,” explained the lead vocalist of Halestorm.
Lzzy Hale and her brother Arejay Hale formed Halestorm back in 1998, while they were in just middle school. The band’s current lineup consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith. Joe Hottinger joined the group in 2003 as he was followed by Josh Smith after a year in 2004. The famous rock band also won a Grammy in the category of Best Hard Rock/ Metal Performance for their song titled Love Bites (So Do I). Ultimately, the rock band’s latest effort was released as a single titled Back From The Dead in August, which was directed by Dustin Haney and produced by Revolution Pictures.