Halestorm Have 60 New Songs Written, Album Recording Has Begun
Halestorm frontwoman and co-namesake Lzzy Hale was our recent guest on The MetalSucks Podcast to discuss a wide breadth of topics including her collaboration with legendary Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider on “The Magic of Christmas Day,” a new Christmas song that came out in December, the status of new music from Halestorm, and more.
Providing an update on Halestorm’s next record — which will be their first since Vicious came out in July of 2018 — Hale said she’s prodigiously utilized the downtime forced on her by the pandemic by writing new music, collaborating with her bandmates and beginning to record a new album.
After Lzzy mentioned having 60 songs demoed, podcast host Petar Spajic asked whether having so many makes it easier or harder to produce the final result, and she replied:
“Well, it makes it harder because you can write 60 songs and narrow it down and then you try to beat it. We started demoing for this record in the middle of our last record cycle when we were still on tour. I was just in our practice room on tour with my amps and I would just force myself to write something every day. So when we finally got to the point where we’re like, ‘Okay! Let’s see what we got,’ we all sit down and we’re like, ‘Alright, that one, that one, okay, that one beats that one.’ It’s like having this thousand-piece puzzle and you dump it out and you’re like, ‘I know it all goes together’ [laughs] but I don’t know what the picture is yet. We’ve been piecing stuff together.
“We actually, just this week, ended up doing this socially distant version of getting into the studio with our producer and so we’ve actually begun recording. So that’s exciting. It was a much needed change of routine. And so we’re just being creative, we’re putting in like 14 hour days [laughs]. We go in and we’re like, ‘Alright, well, it’s almost 11 o’clock, we probably should go home and get some sleep so we can come in and do it all over again.’ But, you know! [laughs]
“It’s exciting, we’re working on a new record and I love this new material and I’m super excited. To get to the other side, whenever that may be, until that happens we’re just going to keep trying to do what we got and yeah, come out swingin’!” [laughs]
Elsewhere in the chat, Hale relayed a hilarious story about how Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider was so awestruck by her live vocal performance the first time he saw the band play that he asked the sound engineer if he could listen to her monitor mix to make sure Lzzy wasn’t using any vocal backing tracks.
You can listen to our full chat with Lzzy right here or below.