HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has confirmed that she and her bandmates recently “finished recording two new covers”
Speaking with Australia’s Noise11.com, Lzzy confirmed the recent recording of the two new tracks, saying: “Whether or not we’re going to just release those as individual songs or have a cover EP, I have no idea what we’re gonna do with them yet. But we’ve begun recording some of those just for fun as well.”
When asked which songs HALESTORM covered in the recent sessions, Lzzy said: “I’m gonna tell you one. We ended up doing a cover of ‘Jolene‘ by Dolly Parton in the stylings of HALESTORM. [Laughs] I’m not gonna tell you the other one.”
HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale recently revealed to the “Thunder Underground” podcast that he and his bandmates “kind of already have started” on a follow-up to their third covers EP, “ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP“, saying: “We tracked two songs in Nashville before this tour started. But I don’t think I’m allowed to say what they are. But, yeah, we’ve got some ideas in mind.
“I always love covering the modern pop songs,” he continued. “Like we did Lady Gaga‘s ‘Bad Romance‘; we did ‘Get Lucky‘ by DAFT PUNK; we did ‘Heathens‘ by TWENTY ONE PILOTS. Those, to me, are the most fun. But also I do love the challenge of trying to replicate the brilliance of the classic METALLICA stuff, the SOUNDGARDEN stuff. So that was the most challenging, ’cause you have such a respect for that era that you don’t wanna mess it up. You wanna pay respect to them and you don’t wanna change anything.
“So, as far as ‘4.0’ goes, I feel like it will probably be a nice balance of those things — paying tribute to the classics, putting our own little twist on it, but also kind of rocking up pop songs.”
HALESTORM shared footage of the band rehearsing covers of “Jolene” and Adele’s “Hello” via social over the summer.