Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale recently joined an interview with Classic Rock, in which she reflected on starting touring again after the lockdown. She stated that it was challenging to keep in shape mentally during the quarantine period.
As we know, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the music industry since day one. The musicians could not continue performing their shows and come together with their fans for a long time. Halestorm was also not an exception for sure, as they had to give a break to their non-stop touring. Thus, they decided to use this time to concentrate on their new album.
They initially started working on their fifth studio album, ‘Back From the Dead,‘ in socially distanced studios. Later on, the band members came together to complete the final details of the album, which will be released on May 6, 2022. During her recent interview, Lzzy Hale discussed how the pandemic affected her personally.
The frontwoman explained that it was tough to keep in shape mentally during the lockdowns since it cut her off from the lifestyle she was accustomed to for years. She had constantly performed in front of the fans, but the pandemic changed everything. Hale revealed that it marked the longest time she hadn’t been on stage since she was thirteen. However, it also gave them extra time to work on their new album.
Lzzy Hale’s words on how the quarantine affected her mentally:
“It was very hard because suddenly we were faced with a completely unknown future. Performing in front of the fans is ninety percent of my identity, and it was the longest time I’d had without that since I was thirteen years old. So instead, we used the time to make an album.”
Halestorm had announced their extensive European tour last year, but they recently canceled some of the shows due to different COVID restrictions in various countries. However, they are still planning to complete their performances in the UK and Ireland in late February and into early March.