The three-year wait for fans to hear new Halestorm music finally ended this week with the release of “Apocalyptic,” off of the band’s upcoming album, Into The Wild Life.
Josh Smith’s fat bassline, Arejay Hale’s pulsating drums and Joe Hottinger’s gritty guitars hit you hard and heavy from the first note, but it is frontwoman extraordinaire, Lzzy Hale, that brings out the “balls” in “Apocalyptic” with her take-no-prisoners delivery. Both musically and lyrically, Lzzy proves time and again that she can not only hang with male hard rock vocalists, but also outshine them in many cases.
“Apocalyptic” is dirty and edgy in a way that empowers women (like Lzzy) to take as much pleasure in having break-up sex as a man would. The beauty of Lzzy is that she is just as comfortable and engaging when she sings about life from a traditional female perspective (“Here’s To Us”) as she is when she turns the tide and embraces the traditionally male perspective (as she does in “Apocalyptic”). Clearly, “Mz. Hyde” is reality-based, and not just a clever title for a song.
While many hard rock bands today release records on a two-year cycle, it’s understandable why Halestorm waited three years to follow-up their hit album, The Strange Case Of… With five hit songs, the album had tremendous staying power. Following up such a successful album is no easy task, but with the release of the first single off of Into The Wild Life, it is clear that Halestorm is up to the significant (or should I say “apocalyptic”) challenge!
Click here to pre-order Into The Wild Life and some very cool bundled packages, and check out “Apocalyptic” below…