FaceCulture conducted an interview with HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale and drummer Arejay Hale at this year’s Pinkpop festival, which was held June 10-12 in Landgraaf, The Netherlands. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked if HALESTORM has already commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2015’s “Into The Wild Life” album, Arejay said: “We really haven’t stopped since we released the last record. But the last time we went into the studio, we were just kind of, like, ‘Oh, boy. What are we doing?’ It was crunch time. We were kind of stressed out about it. This time, we’re trying to be a little bit more prepared, so when we go in, we have a little bit more of songs to choose from. But, yeah, we’re all individually writing, we’re writing together. We’re trying to just get an idea of where we wanna go, what direction we wanna go.”
Added Lzzy: “We’re literally writing every day.”
Regarding the musical direction of the new HALESTORM material, Lzzy said: “We’re starting to get a clearer idea [of where it is going]. A couple of months ago, I had no idea what we wanted to do next, and so just kind of writing to write — write everything.”
Added Arejay: “We’re about to go in the studio and record another cover EP, and every time we go to do that, we get inspired heavily by the songs that we learn and that we work up. It’s a great way to get an idea of different ways of songwriting. So I think after we do that, I think we’ll have a whole new batch of inspiration. So it’ll be cool.