From the previously released singles “Uncomfortable” and “Black Vultures,” it’s clear that Halestorm‘s forthcoming album, Vicious, will be full of energetic, confident rock songs. However, it also closes with a track called “The Silence,” which illustrates a much more vulnerable side of frontwoman Lzzy Hale.
“It’s probably one of the most personal songs that I’ve put on a record,” Hale tells ABC Radio.
She adds that “The Silence” digs deeper than even “Dear Daughter,” a track from Halestorm’s 2015 album, Into the Wild Life, about the singer’s relationship with her parents.
“As much as [‘Dear Daughter’] was a very personal song for me, you end up picking at it for a while and making it a little bit more general and universal for a lot of people to understand,” Hale explains. “I kept a lot of things on ‘The Silence’ that are just small tidbits of my personal life that I’ve hinted at over the years with fans.”
“At this stage in my relationship with the people that follow us, I’m much more comfortable being myself and I think they deserve to be let in a little bit further,” she adds.
In addition to its personal nature, Hale also wanted “The Silence” to be “an actual love song,” as opposed to the “love, but with a darker sheen” vibe of past Halestorm tracks like “Familiar Taste of Poison” of “Love Bites (So Do I).”
“I don’t think we’ve really ever touched on that end of love before,” Hale says.
You’ll be able to hear “The Silence” when Vicious arrives on July 27.
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