Halestorm is starting to write its next album, according to a new interview with the band by Face Culture. Even though the group is still touring behind last year’s Into The Wild Life effort, drummer Arejay Hale revealed, “This time we’re trying to be a little bit more prepared so when we go in we have a little bit more songs to choose from. We’re all individually writing and we’re writing together and we’re just getting an idea of where we want to go, what direction.”

Singer Lzzy Hale added, “We’re literally writing every day. We’re starting to get a clearer idea. A couple of months ago I had no idea what I wanted to do next, and so it was just writing to write.”

  • Meanwhile, the band is also planning to continue its tradition of recording a covers EP between full albums, with Arejay saying, “We’re about to go into the studio and record another cover EP and every time we do that we get inspired heavily by the songs that we’ve learned. It’s kind of a great way to get an idea of different ways of songwriting.”
  • Lzzy Hale agreed that recording other artists’ songs helps her own writing: [“There’s just nothing like singing and playing and picking apart an already proven amazing song. I think it helps you as a songwriter. I’ll write a song and be like, ‘Well, is that as good as Heart’s ‘All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You,’ and I’ll have to be like, ‘No, back to the drawing board.'”] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . the drawing board.)
  • Into The Wild Life was Halestorm’s third album and features the singles “Mayhem,” “I Am The Fire” and the chart-topping “Amen.”
  • Following its headlining run and a slew of festival dates, Halestorm will team up with Shinedown later this summer for the Carnival Of Madness tour, which kicks off on July 20th in Southhaven, Mississippi and winds down on August 18th in Detroit.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the interview with Face Culture

DAILY INQUIRY:

  • Where would you like to see Halestorm take their music on the next album?
  • Some fans were disappointed in Into The Wild Life and said it was too pop-oriented. Should they stick with that album’s sound or get back to something heavier?