Back From The Dead

Album: yet to be titled (2021)
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  • "Back From The Dead" finds Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale testifying to surviving and overcoming mental health issues. She uses Christian resurrection imagery to describe how she broke free from the depression that had been dogging her.

    Back from the dead alive!
    Hell couldn't hold me
    Back from the other side!
    Up from the dirt I rise


    Released on August 18, 2021 as Halestorm's first new song since their 2018 Vicious album, Hale said: "I wanted to give myself and the world a hard rock song we could shout out loud as the gates opened again."
  • Lzzy Hale wrote the song with Scott Stevens, who also worked on Halestorm's "Apocalyptic" and "Amen." Regarding its lyrical content, Hale said: "I was on the edge of this world getting completely lost in oblivion, but even though it was the harder of two choices, I didn't just let the darkness and depression in my mind dig me an early grave. I didn't just sit and let it take me."

    Hale added that she hopes the song will remind its listeners of their strength individually and that they're not alone.
  • Nick Raskulinecz, the producer of Vicious, co-produced the song with Scott Stevens.
  • Dustin Haney (Noah Cyrus, Jameson Rodgers) directed the video, which finds Lzzy Hale and co. in a morgue and cemetery somewhere between life and death.
  • Halestorm played "Back From The Dead" live for the first time on August 31, 2021 when they performed it at the 2021 New York State Fair as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival in Syracuse, New York.

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