Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke to the 105.7 The Point radio station about their upcoming album and explained how it was to have dual producers for the first time.
Halestorm’s latest album, ‘Vicious,’ was released in 2018, and the upcoming album will be their fifth one after a three-year gap. Based on the reviews, ‘Vicious’ is the band’s highest-scoring album, and it ranked No. 8 on Billboard 200 chart. Some popular magazines like Loudwire and Classic Rock also included it in their best rock album lists of 2018.
Halestorm recently released a new and intense song named ‘Back From The Dead,’ the first release from their forthcoming album. Lzzy Hale had stated that she personally has an intimate connection to this song because it represents her battle with her mental health. She felt depressed during the lockdown and the peak time of the pandemic, but this song reflects her inner strength.
During the conversation, Hale announced that they had finished recording the new album before the tour. According to Hale, the forthcoming album will be a collection of all their past musical experiences. Also, the distinct atmosphere of the pandemic motivated them to reflect all their energy to their new work.
Lzzy Hale stressed that the new album’s recording process was a bit different than the other albums because they had dual producers for the first time. She said that she was delighted with the results, and it was total teamwork. Hale thinks that this kind of new path gave the album a different energy thanks to their harmony.
Here are Hale’s thoughts on having the dual producers:
“This is the first time that we’ve ever had dual producers. We went back with Nick Raskulinecz and then I ended up doing my vocals with Scott Stevens from The Exies. He’s like a brother from another mother with me. We’ve written together before, and we’ve known each other for probably just shy of a decade now. He and I, we produced and did all the vocals for ‘Back From The Dead’ with each other, because I went out to L.A. And then we ended up sending it to Nick, and Nick’s, like, ‘This is just absolutely amazing. We have to do every song this way.’
So we kind of did it differently. We ended up with the bare bones of a demo. I ended up finishing all of my vocals — like dunzo — before we ended up building the track musically. So it’s kind of like building a pyramid upside down. But it ended up really just having this different energy, because what we were able to do with the lyrics and melody and all the vocals being done would really accentuary all of that — matching the theme to whatever I was singing about, but also just kind of really supporting the vocals musically when we went in to do the guitars and drums and bass. It’s so crazy — it definitely has this very forward, very aggressive nature to it because of the way that we did that.”
You can watch their conversation on 105.7 The Point radio station below.