Aug 182016
 

Kristen_May_video_farewellKristen May has announced her departure from Flyleaf after nearly four years with the band.

May replaced original vocalist Lacey Sturm when the latter abruptly departed Flyleaf in October 2012. She recorded one album with the group, 2014’s “Between The Stars”, and toured with Flyleaf in support of the effort, including headlining 2015’s Revolver trek.

May confirmed her exit from Flyleaf via a video message on her Facebook page. She explained: “The reasons behind my leaving… One of them right now, obviously, is that I wanna be the best mom I can be, and I wanna be here for my son for everything.

“I’ve toured in bands and been on the road and away from home for twelve years. And so, for me, to be able to plant some roots for a little bit with my son and with my husband and our dogs here at my home is really, really important to me. I feel like it’s something that God has called me to do. I feel like it’s a very high calling for me, and a very clear calling for me. Continue reading »

Flyleaf – “Between The Stars”

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Nov 112014
 

flyleafbetweenthestarscdThere was an outcry in the metal/hardrock scene during the fall of 2012. Lacey Sturn had announced that she would depart from Flyleaf. Lacey was a key element to the sound of the band and was known for her incredible voice. The band had released 3 albums, all of which covered a different style. But each album was still coherent and had the signature Flyleaf sound. However, their last album “New Horizons” was a prelude to the change of sound. It was still Flyleaf no doubt, but you could hear things were headed for a slight different direction. As soon as Lacey left, Kristen May took her place. Is Flyleaf able to live up to the bar that they have set?

“Between the Stars” starts  with the song “Set me on Fire”. You can hear a haunting bass guitar at the beginning of the song, and not long after that, you’ll hear the new voice of the band: Kristen May. You can definitely hear that this isn’t the old Flyleaf we used to know. But I have to hand it to Kristen, her voice fits right in with the rest of music. The band is headed towards a new direction, which is quite obvious, but you can still hear some small similarities between the old stuff and their newer work. The song builds up slowly towards the chorus, and it does so quite well. The chorus is as energetic as it should be. An enjoyable start for an album. Continue reading »

Oct 282014
 

flyleafband2014_638Artisan News recently spoke to Flyleaf guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya and singer Kristen May about the alternative hard rock band’s fourth studio album, “Between The Stars”. Check out the report below.

“Between The Stars” sold 8,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 33 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on September 16 via Loud & Proud Records.

With producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park) manning the board, the band spent a month in a Los Angeles studio during the spring of 2014. The fruits of their labor is a wealth of heavy, hypnotic soundscapes laced with new frontwoman Kristen May‘s piercing vocals.

‘When we started writing this record, we had a common hardship,’ admits Kristen. ‘Their singer had quit, and my previous band had broken up. As writers, we weren’t really sure how to move forward. At the same time, we all had this shared feeling of hope and a second chance. Music came out of those experiences from coming together and persevering through whatever doubts and trials we faced in our lives. It felt like home once we began making music.’ Continue reading »

Sep 252014
 

flyleafband2014_638“Between The Stars”, the fourth studio album from the alternative hard rock band Flyleaf, sold 8,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 33 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on September 16 via Loud & Proud Records.

The album can be streamed exclusively on Yahoo Music.

With producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park) manning the board, the band spent a month in a Los Angeles studio during the spring of 2014. The fruits of their labor is a wealth of heavy, hypnotic soundscapes laced with new frontwoman Kristen May‘s piercing vocals.

‘When we started writing this record, we had a common hardship,’ admits Kristen. ‘Their singer had quit, and my previous band had broken up. As writers, we weren’t really sure how to move forward. At the same time, we all had this shared feeling of hope and a second chance. Music came out of those experiences from coming together and persevering through whatever doubts and trials we faced in our lives. It felt like home once we began making music.’ Continue reading »

Sep 092014
 

flyleafband2014_638“Between The Stars”, the fourth studio album from the alternative hard rock band Flyleaf, can be streamed in its entirety using the Yahoo! Music widget below. The CD will be released on September 16 via Loud & Proud Records.

The album can be streamed exclusively on Yahoo Music.

With producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park) manning the board, the band spent a month in a Los Angeles studio during the spring of 2014. The fruits of their labor is a wealth of heavy, hypnotic soundscapes laced with new frontwoman Kristen May‘s piercing vocals.

“When we started writing this record, we had a common hardship,” admits Kristen. “Their singer had quit, and my previous band had broken up. As writers, we weren’t really sure how to move forward. At the same time, we all had this shared feeling of hope and a second chance. Music came out of those experiences from coming together and persevering through whatever doubts and trials we faced in our lives. It felt like home once we began making music.” Continue reading »