Lzzy Hale On Being Personal In Music: “I’m Just So Glad That It Can, Even In a Small Way, Help Somebody Else”
It takes a lot of guts to get up on stage and perform in any form, whether one is acting out Shakespearean tragedies with an elite theater troupe or they’re rolling around on a dive bar floor for 14 patrons. Those feelings only get amplified the more personal you get but Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale is embracing it when the band writes music these days.
In an interview with radio station TVK’s “Rock City” show, Hale discussed aging, putting positivity out into the world and the fact that music can be a lifeline for listeners (via Blabbermouth).
“Not just because of the pandemic, but I think that as I’m getting older and with each album, I made it my mission to be more unapologetic about myself, about the things that I go through and be very honest and truthful about my triumphs but also the darker sides of myself. Because the more that you give of yourself to the world and to other people, the more positivity that you actually get back from everybody. And I think that that’s one of the most beautiful things about being a songwriter and being a lyricist is that you can kind of be a voice to the voiceless and you can be inadvertently there for someone, even if you don’t know them and you’ve never met them. So this is, I guess, what I’m trying to put out into the world. It’s very true and near and dear to my heart, and I’m just so glad that it can, even in a small way, help somebody else.”
Halestorm’s most recent album, Back From the Dead, was released in May 2022. They recently re-released a deluxe version of the album, which included various unreleased tracks and B-sides. Back From the Dead reached number 36 on the Billboard 200 and number four on the Top Rock Albums chart.