Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Details Her Struggle With Identity Crisis
Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale recently spoke about the pandemic in an interview with Loudwire. She talked about herself and how she struggled with identity crisis with the emergence of the outbreak and the cancellations of live shows.
Though Halestorm made a strong debut in 1997 and released their debut self-titled album in 2009, it took them a couple of years to gain their breakthrough. While Lzzy Hale was already a musician who knew she would have a career in the music industry, her efforts with her band career paid off when they released their second album, ‘The Strange Case Of…’ in 2012. Its lead single ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ won a Grammy Award in 2013.
The art of music and performances consumes most of the time of the creator and performer. Hence with four albums created, Halestorm followed them up with concerts nonstop and established a name for themselves in the hard rock world. Lzzy Hale also earned the honor of being the first female ambassador for Gibson, which was huge news for the rock industry.
With the pandemic, the entire performing industry got put on a halt. Because of the restrictions regarding social distance and staying at home policy, the concerts became an area possibly filled with infection of Covid-19. The safety of society depended on these restrictions for almost two years. Bands couldn’t perform live, and it was difficult for them to unite to create.
Lzzy Hale recently addressed this period in her life and said she had an identity crisis when the shows stopped. She struggled to figure out who she was besides her band and career. As Halestorm couldn’t unite, she didn’t know who she was without the touring and looking up to the future. Hale lost her purpose for a second, but it came back as their new album ‘Back From the Dead’ is due to release on May 6, reflecting their time in lockdowns.
About having an identity crisis during the pandemic, Hale said:
“I had somewhat of an identity crisis when everything stopped because I am soo much, this band is me. I’ve put so much of my life and conscious thought forward, my mission statement, and everything. Without all of those things, you have to almost look at yourself and be like, ‘Okay, who am I without the band?’ ‘Who am I without the touring?’ ‘Who am I without the forward movement?’
You almost lose your purpose for a second. If this album sounds a little angsty, it’s because the only weapon in my arsenal was just sitting my butt down and like, ‘Okay, we have to write through it.’ You gotta channel it somewhere. You can’t lay it all out on a stage one night.”
You can watch the interview below.