Halestorm Have Demoed “About 60 Ideas” For Their Next Album
Lzzy Hale has revealed that Halestorm have been hard at work on the follow-up to 2018’s Vicious album. During a Twitter chat with fans, she updated on the progress of their new record by confirming, “We have about 60 ideas demoed… we are just trying to narrow it down to what is worthy of the new album.”
Ahead of lockdown, the band were due to head into the studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz for writing and pre-production. With this paused, back in April she explained that it just gave her extra time to work on material before getting down to business.
“I’m more or less using it to my advantage,” she told SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation. “Because now all I have to do is top whatever I’ve been writing and make sure I have enough content for when this actually all starts happening again that we can raise that bar [as we did] with Vicious.”
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As with her recent collaboration on Evanescence’s new single Use My Voice, Lzzy has found the events of this year giving her something to write about.
“The weirdest thing is how now the subject matter has kind of changed,” she explained. “With writing lyrics, there’s a bunch of different things that I think I was really excited about or into a couple of weeks ago, and now, I don’t know… lyrics mean something different now.
“We were doing this Twitch performance yesterday to raise money for this relief fund for medical people and also trying to raise money for maybe eventually getting a vaccine… We performed two songs – one of our songs was The Silence off of Vicious and the other one was Here’s To Us. And it’s amazing how as I was singing these lyrics, all of a sudden, it just means something completely different than what it was a couple of weeks ago.
“And so I’m approaching that with almost this – excitement, yes, but also I feel like I’m just observing the world in a different way. So I might actually end up… even the songs that I thought that were worthy of the record a couple of weeks ago, I might just have to trash those for now and just start again.”
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