Halestorm Announce Reimagined EP Featuring Cover Of I Will Always Love You
Pennsylvania rockers Halestorm have confirmed details of their upcoming six-track Reimagined EP.
The band will be releasing a collection of their own reworked songs – I Get Off, Miss The Misery, I Am The Fire and Mz. Hyde – as well as a cover of I Will Always Love You (which was originally recorded by Dolly Parton, and of course later made even more famous with the Whitney Houston rendition), and an updated version of Halestorm’s Break In featuring Evanescence’s Amy Lee.
Of course, Amy and vocalist Lzzy Hale virtually covered Break In back in May this year as part of the Raise Your Horns With Lzzy Hale series, with the pair chatting about the song and revealing that it was recorded many months before lockdown.
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Discussing their collaboration, Lzzy said to Amy: “What I love about duetting on that song with you is that it started out as as love song that I wrote for my significant other, but when we sing it together, it’s this act of unity, especially with the two of us being women and being women musicians. It’s like we have each other’s backs. And the lyrics mean something completely different when I sing it [with you].”
Detailing how it was recorded, the vocalist continued, “We did it performance-style, literally next to each other in the same room – from beginning of song to end of song, singing with each other. I’ve never done anything like that, but especially with a female singer of your prowess.”
Amy then added: “Nick [Raskulinecz, producer] always gets the challenge and gets the most out of me… So he made us stand there in the room and sing it live together a bunch of times. What that really means is that editing, you couldn’t use when you did something cool but I messed up; it would have to be that we both nailed it for it to make the cut. So to do it in that way was really challenging and it was really cool and it fits the song so well.
“I remember you saying, and we both were saying, when we were listening back, it’s really weird, at times – I know my part, but you can’t pick out whose voice that is in that one particular moment, ’cause we started matching each other, ’cause it was on the spot. It’s really cool how that happens. It feels like a match. It doesn’t feel like any one person is pulling the other person along a little bit or leading the train. It really felt like an evenly matched dance.”
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