Halestorm is still touring behind its 2015 third album, Into The Wild Life, but the band is working on music for its next studio effort as well. Singer Lzzy Hale told Musik Universe that recent collaborations with pop violinist Lindsey Stirling and progressive act Dream Theater have sent her new songs in the opposite direction, explaining, “The more I spread myself out, the more I appreciate my roots, too. It has an opposite effect. The last couple of songs that the guys and I have been jamming on, I don’t want to give too much away, but we’ve been writing the most aggressive music we’ve ever written . . . You have to chase after what gets you excited. Right now that’s what we’re doing.”
Hale told us a while back that she and the band tend to write differently on the road than at home: [“Definitely. When everything is kind of more consistently tour-focused and not, you know, writing-focused, I definitely write differently. I explore different subjects without being picky about anything. So as things develop in my life, in either my personal life or professional, it’s nice to explore all those different subjects, you know, without the pressure of being in the studio.”]
- Asked what her dream collaboration would be, Hale replied, “On the classic rock side, I still have a dream singing with Ann Wilson from Heart. On the pop side, I think I would go with Pink or Lady Gaga.”
- Into The Wild Life, which debuted at Number Five on the Billboard 200 chart last year, was criticized by some fans for veering too far into pop music territory.
- The disc still featured rock hit singles like “Mayhem,” “I Am The Fire” and the chart-topping “Amen.”