On May 6, 2022 "Halestorm" releases their fifth studio album "Back from the Dead".
We have been waiting and anticipating for this album and then it arrived, straight from the dead !!!
"Back from the Dead" is indeed "Halestorm's" fifth album, but feels that in the last two years before it's release the band has undergone a process of development and flourishing of more than 5 years.
The band members started working on this album before the outbreak of COVID-19, several months after they started working they were already under closure, and like many artists, they were disconnected from their main life support, no more live shows !!!
Many artists in music went through a very strong crisis during the COVID-19 period, after all, live shows and tours are their bread and butter, they are the oxygen, and this is what keeps them alive not to mention the economic aspect. Many of the artists manage to survive not to mention live with dignity, mainly thanks to income from performances.
There are artists who have taken the crisis positively and some negatively, but the vast majority have simply created music non-stop. The closure, the social distance, and the restrictions on the one hand created severe traumas but on the other hand, created a huge amount of musical creativity.
Singer and bandleader Lzzy Hale experienced a severe crisis with the outbreak of the plague. "Once we went into lockdown and were unable to perform and tour, I fell into a dark place and something of an identity crisis. This album is the story of me carving myself out of that abyss. It is a journey of navigating mental health, debauchery, survival, redemption, rediscovery, and still maintaining faith in humanity."
More than half a year before the album was released, the first single and first track from the album "Back from the Dead" was released setting a very high bar for the rest of this excellent album.