Lzzy Hale’s Pick For ‘The Worst Halestorm Album’
If you’ve ever heard of Lzzy Hale, you probably know Halestorm. Lzzy’s journey as a musician began with her brother Arejay Hale in 1997. She discovered her pull toward rock and heavy metal as a child and followed that passion through every step of her career. Hale managed to shine through in a male-dominated industry with her stage presence and vocals.
Although Alice Cooper’s music influenced her significantly, fellow female rockers such as Joan Jett and Janis Joplin were her primary sources of inspiration. Lzzy Hale has always dedicated herself to being a great musician in the music industry. Even though Halestorm’s breakthrough took a couple of years, she persisted in succeeding. Halestorm released their second album, ‘The Strange Case Of…,’ in 2012, and the lead single ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ even won a Grammy Award in 2013.
The band has achieved many accomplishments in the industry with awards, several albums, and tours worldwide. Halestorm has released five studio albums throughout its career. Although each represents a different version of the band, Lzzy Hale has picked what she believes was the worst album Halestorm has ever produced.
Which Album Did Lzzy Hale Choose As Halestorm’s Worst?
Lzzy Hale is known for sharing the stories behind Halestorm songs. She tends not to shy away from the real meaning behind her lyrics. Most of the time, sharing her favorites or those she doesn’t particularly love allows for a deeper connection with fans. One of those occasions was when she rated Halestorm’s first album released in 2009 as the worst they had ever put out.
Lzzy has also been very transparent regarding her sexuality and mental health. Although she hid it for many years due to growing up in a semi-Christian family, she decided to come out as bisexual many years ago to her fans. Besides her efforts for the LGBTQ+ community, she recently opened up about her mental health. Halestorm’s most recent album ‘Back from the Dead’ was her way of sharing personal experiences during these past few years through Covid-19.
The frontwoman stated that their first record, ‘Halestorm’ was the one album she wished she could do over. Hale added that she didn’t have the experience she has today and mentioned that her contemporary knowledge about the recording process and the behind-the-scenes business arrangements would have helped to produce a better album as their debut in 2009.
Lzzy Hale’s thoughts about Halestorm’s first album:
“I guess I’d go for our first record because if I knew then what I know now about recording and the business and all of that, I probably would have done it better.“
You can listen to ‘Halestorm’ below.