Halestorm Debut New Single “Back From the Dead”
If the world wasn’t completely falling to shit right now and we were doing as well in the war against COVID as we thought we’d be, releasing a raucous anthem called “Back From the Dead” would have been just, like, the best thing ever. I mean this coulda been the song of the summer; it could have been AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” but for the entire world.
Clearly, that’s what frontwoman Lzzy Hale had in mind when she wrote the song:
“Throughout the pandemic, I was writing a lot of melancholic and hopeless songs about the ups and downs of the world. I’ve been in this group longer than I haven’t been in it. We’ve always had shows. Even when I was 13 years old, we had a couple of bowling alley gigs once a month. This was the first time I didn’t know if we would ever play again. However, I started to use music in the same way I did as a teenager—to get myself through this situation that was plaguing us all. I sidestepped and said, ‘Let’s keep our heads up, get our attitude back, be a light in the dark for a second, and celebrate the fact we’re surviving and there’s hope for the future.’ So, we started to write songs that were a reminder to ourselves of who we are and what we’re capable of. That became the mission statement.”
But as a great poet once put it, “Let’s not start sucking each other’s dicks quite yet.” We’re devolving just as fast as we can manage it (and that’s not even getting into all the horrible shit happening in the world that has nothing to do with the pandemic).
So Halestorm’s new single doesn’t quite get to be the comeback song to end all comeback songs. It has to settle for being just a really great arena rock song, an instantly-memorable money-shaker that amply showcases frontwoman Lzzy Hale’s stupendous pipes and has a guitar solo which seems destined to inspire scores of kids to start learning to play.
Uptown problems I guess.
You can check out “Back From the Dead” via the below music video. The song will appear on Halestorm’s new album, which is tentatively scheduled for release later this year.
Upcoming Halestorm live dates (fingers crossed)
July 30 — York, Pa. @ York State Fair (festival) [tickets]
Aug. 14 — Council Bluffs, Iowa @ KIWR River Riot (festival) [tickets]
Aug. 31 — Syracuse, N.Y. @ NY State Fair (festival) [tickets]
Sept. 1 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ Art Park w/ The HU + Cory Marks [tickets]
Sept. 3 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Azura Amphitheater w/ The Hu + Cory Marks [tickets]
Sept. 4 — Camdenton, Mo. @ Ozarks Amphitheater w/ The Hu + Cory Marks [tickets]
Sept. 5 — Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma (festival) [tickets]
Sept. 8 — Asheville, N.C. @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium w/ The Hu [tickets]
Sept. 9 — Danville, Va. @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival (festival) [tickets]
Sept. 11 — Nashville, Ind. @ Brown County Music Center w/ Crobot [tickets]
Sept. 12 — Mansfield, Ohio @ Inkcarceration (festival) [tickets]
Nov. 4 — Boise, Idaho @ Revolution Center w/ Rival Sons and Daughtry [tickets]
Nov. 17 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Union w/ Plush [tickets]
Dec. 8 — Joliet, Ill. @ Rialto Square Theatre w/ Lilith Czar [tickets]
Nov. 05 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum [tickets]
Nov. 07 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena [tickets]
Nov. 09 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose [tickets]
Nov. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea [tickets]
Nov. 13 – San Diego, CA – San Diego State University – Viejas Arena [tickets]
Nov. 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre [tickets]
Nov. 20 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena [tickets]
Dec. 02 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena [tickets]
Dec. 05 – Saint Louis, MO – Saint Louis University – Chaifetz Arena [tickets]
Dec. 11 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena [tickets]
Dec. 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center [tickets]
Dec. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh – Petersen Events Center [tickets]
Dec. 15 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center [tickets]
Dec. 17 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion [tickets]
Dec. 18 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center [tickets]