Halestorm has shared video footage of the band performing an acoustic version of the song “Chemicals.” The original track was included as a B-side on the band’s Record Store Day release, “Buzz.”
Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale stated about the track, “Our song ‘Chemicals’ was written in homage to those we’ve lost and all of us struggling with mental illness. In this song, I dip into the personal insanity that goes on inside your head. Because sometimes you feel like you are drowning in the whisperings of your own mind, like you are the only one at war with your impending darkness.”
She added, “But, really, we are all in this together. We are all battling one day at a time. We, the fighters…We are the majority. So I made the chorus an anthem, an epiphany that we are all the same, and most everyone you meet has been touched by mental illness. Let’s lift each other up. Raise your horns!”
Halestorm’s latest album, Vicious, was released in July 2018 and the band has been touring behind it ever since. Hale recently told a New Jersey radio station that the band would record a “secret project” in late summer and get to work on a new full-length LP early next year.