HALESTORM: ‘NOBODY KNOWS’ IF NEXT RECORD WILL BE A HIT
Halestorm singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger were asked in a new interview with The Rock Revival about how they were dealing with the pressure of following up their hit 2012 sophomore album, The Strange Case Of . . . . Hottinger said, “To me, I hope it does well. With the last record, we chased what excited us. And we’re doing the same thing. So if the song and the sound excites us, we go for it and hope that things follow.”
Hale chimed in, “We try not to think too much about what it could be, ’cause, in reality, nobody knows: labels don’t know, we don’t know, nobody does. Radio doesn’t know . . . it’s either gonna hit or not. Our bottom line — and maybe this is selfish of us — is that we have to be stoked, as the four of us, we have to be stoked about this record and want to play all these songs out live.”
Halestorm recently completed the recording of its third album in a Nashville studio, a first for the group. The set is due for release sometime in early 2015.
The band will head out on a second leg of shows opening for country-rock artist Eric Church soon after the holiday break, beginning on January 8th in New Orleans.
Halestorm is also booked to play several spring U.S festivals, including Ohio’s Rock On The Range, Florida’s Fort Rock and Welcome To Rockville and Wisconsin’s Northern Invasion.