Lzzy Hale Opens Up About The Difficulty Of Accepting Herself As An Artist

Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale wanted to talk about the problems of being in self-quarantine for so long by sharing a new post on her official Instagram account.

In the caption, Lzzy mentioned that she had to learn who she is without touring and live music while staying in the self-quarantine for a year and said that it was pretty hard to get to know herself again.

As Lzzy pointed out that the last time she talked with the off-stage Lzzy was when she was twelve years old, she also showed that she has never been away from the stage this long.

Although it feels so odd the situation is for Lzzy, she accepted herself as a person and artist and said that accepting yourself as an artist is one of the hardest things you can do. In this way, she showed how a strong person she is.

Here is what Lzzy Hale wrote:

“It’s been so freeing creating fresh music both at home and at Nick Raskulin‘s studio. Creation is where I’m happiest, especially since live shows are not an option right now.

I’ve had to learn who I am without touring and live music, something that is not just place of joy for me, or a career, but an extension of who I am as a person. It’s a huge part of my identity. During the 11 months I’ve had to get to know myself again, and reintroduce myself to the Lzzy off the stage.

This courtship has not been easy. I haven’t seen her in a while, and the last time she stuck around for this long was when I was 12. Literally I’ve never gone this long without being onstage in front of a crowd.”

She continued:

“I mean, even when we first started Halestorm at age 13, I still had a bowling alley gig twice a month. Regardless of how odd it feels, I have transformed, I am not only “Lzzy the rockstar” and I am not only Elizabeth at home…

I am both at once. I do not have to choose. I’ve accepted myself as an artist and creative mind. Which might sound ridiculous but for most of us in the music industry, Accepting yourself as an Artist is difficult to do.

Sometimes it feels like you are riding in the backseat while your life drives you, or that everything you create is not your own and solely meant for everyone else. Once I owned all of the things that make me who I am, and reminded myself of how important it is to be my true self, and create for me…”

Lzzy Hale added:

“The songs exploded and took on a whole new life. I’m writing and finishing songs every single day. It’s like I had built a wall in front of my heart…and the dam just broke! This is my personal metamorphosis. This is my Art. Pure…lawless… Art.

I encourage all my fellow creators to accept that you were born to be an artist… It is your purpose and pleasure, not anyone else’s. Write and create what You want.

Stop putting road blocks in your own way, stop following trends or chasing the radio, stop trying to predict what other people are going to connect with… and start connecting with your Truth. Because if you don’t believe it, no one else will.”

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