HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale confirms the band are currently in the writing process for their next album
Speaking with TotalRock‘s “Hobo On The Radio” show, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale discussed the status of the group’s songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2022’s “Back From The Dead” album. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We’re always working on new music, but we’ve actually kind of started to buckle down and really kind of write with a purpose as to whatever we wanna kind of put out in the world next.
“It’s kind of an exciting time because I feel like even since the last record, even beyond ‘Back From The Dead’, I feel like we’re kind of shedding our skin in a way that’s kind of beautiful where we all kind of feel like different people than who we were when we were writing the last record. So it’s time for whatever that next chapter is. So it’s very exciting.”
Lzzy continued: “I’ve been writing in a lot of subjects that I haven’t necessarily touched on before and been kind of exploring those things. And I’ve become even more of a serial eavesdropper. I will be sitting at a pub or something and I will kind of zone out, and it’s amazing the conversations you hear other people talking about. And so sometimes those leech their way into the songs. But, yeah, we’ll probably have something by next year.”
HALESTORM‘s journey began back in 1998 when siblings Lzzy (handling guitar and vocals) and Arejay (on drums) decided to form the band while still in middle school. The lineup expanded in 2003 with the addition of guitarist Joe Hottinger, and in 2004, bassist Josh Smith joined the ranks.
Back in May, HALESTORM embarked on a creative collaboration, teaming up with country singer Ashley McBryde to offer a fresh take on their track “Terrible Things,” originally featured on “Back From The Dead.”
Fast forward to December of last year when HALESTORM released the deluxe edition of “Back From The Dead.” This expanded version, aptly titled “Back From The Dead: Deluxe Edition,” not only features the original album but also includes seven previously unreleased B-sides. Among these, you’ll find “Mine,” a track infused with the nostalgic vibes of the 1980s. It’s noteworthy that this deluxe edition is accessible in digital formats as well as on CD and cassette tape, marking the first time the album has been available in these physical formats.
In December 2018, HALESTORM earned a Grammy Award nomination in the “Best Rock Performance” category for their song “Uncomfortable.” Their Grammy journey began six years earlier when the band clinched their first Grammy win, securing the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” award for their hit “Love Bites (So Do I).”