Lzzy Hale says that Halestorm’s upcoming album most closely captures the energy of the band’s live shows.
Halestorm has completed the recordings for a new album that will be released in mid-2018. The album was recorded at Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville with Nick Raskulinecz.
Asked by the Boston radio station WAAF why Halestorm chose to work with Nick this time around, Lzzy said (see video below): “The covers EP was kind of a test. Because those things are kind of safe and easy, and it’s kind of our way to test out some people. So we were, like, ‘Let’s go in and do it with Nick and see if we actually like the guy.'”
She continued: “He’s just so great. He’s such a fan. And I’ve gotta tell — we’ve been talking about this a lot — he’s, I think, the first real, real, real rock producer that we’ve ever worked with. So it’s really neat to just kind of go in the room and not have to have the conversation, like, ‘Oh, no, no, no. It’s cool. We can do that. We’re a rock band.’ If anything, he kept pushing us. He was, like, ‘Oh, no. That doesn’t rock enough. You’ve gotta rock more.’ I’m, like, ‘Okay. Cool. Awesome.'”
According to Lzzy, the first taste of the new Halestorm music will be made available “very soon.” She explained: “We’re just kind of in the eleventh hour, making sure that we’ve got all our ducks in a row to kind of unleash it upon you. But we’re super excited.”
She added: “I feel like this is the most… Every record, we try to kind of get it closer and closer to what people see every day live. And I really think that this is the most HALESTORM record that you’re gonna hear from us as of yet.”