Lzzy Hale of Halestorm Discusses Her Growth As a Songwriter

2019-09-07

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

Lzzy Hale reflects on her growth as a songwriter since starting out and earning a Grammy in 2013

Lzzy Hale and her rock band Halestorm picked up a Grammy in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category back in 2013, and that made Hale the first woman to earn a Grammy in the male-dominated category.

So, what’s Hale’s secret to success? Speaking with Silver Tiger Media (via Blabbermouth), Hale discussed how her songwriting has grown since starting out in Halestorm and how it factored into her garnering that Grammy win.

“This last record (2018’s ‘Vicious’), I really started getting back to my roots, but also back to just writing the way that I enjoy to write and writing for me,” she said in the interview. “Because when I was a teenager, and before this became a career, I should say, I was just following whatever got me excited, and for the most part I’ve done that for the majority of my career. But sometimes other things creep in, like, ‘Okay, is this gonna be good for our label?’ ‘Is this gonna better than (our last) record?’ ‘Is this gonna make the fans disappointed?’ All these things that happen. ‘Is this gonna be a hit on the radio?’ Blah blah blah. That kind of thing.”

She continued, “What I’ve noticed is that the more that you focus on your true self and the more that you are actually unapologetic about everything that you are, the better that becomes, the better songs you write. You’re letting that happen. And so I remember I used to be able to do that, and I reconnected with that lately.”

Halestorm released “Vicious” in July 2018. The band has U.S. tour dates lined up through the end of October and will tour Europe starting in mid-November. For Halestorm’s list of upcoming tour dates, visit the band’s official website.

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