May 132018
 

Former Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm will release her third book on May 22. Titled “The Return: Reflections On Loving God Back” is intended to help people “see each day as a gift from God, find balance in their busy lives and discover the joy of giving God’s gifts back to him by using them to bring him glory.”

Speaking about why she wrote the book, Lacey said in a video message (see below): “When I first started writing books, somebody asked me, ‘What would you say if you only had one thing to say to the world. And the first thing I wanted to say I spoke about in my first book, [2014’s] ‘The Reason’, and it was about my encounter with God and finding life worth living. And the second thing I wanted to say was about romance and all of the poor choices I made and how I ended up coming into such a redemptive love story, and I wrote about that in [2016’s] ‘The Mystery’, my second book. And then the third thing I wanted to say I write about in ‘The Return’, and it just talks about bringing your heart back to God and your life to God in response to his love for us, and what that looks like when you follow your dreams, when you steward your inspiration and make the most with what’s right in front of you. It’s about answering your calling, it’s about pursuing your purpose and just loving him back with each day that we’re given. He’s given us so much, and what are we gonna give him in return? So that’s why I wrote ‘The Return’, and that’s kind of what it’s about.” Continue reading »

Sep 242016
 

lacey_sturm_2016_898In a brand new interview with RockRevolt Magazine, ex-Flyleaf frontwoman Lacey Sturm was asked if there is chance that she could reunite with her former bandmates now that they have parted ways with their singer of the past four years, Kristen May. She responded (hear audio below): “Well, you know, I feel like I’m the kind of person that I think so much happened that I never in a million years thought would happen, so I’ve learned to quit saying ‘never.’ But at the same time, I’m a really present person.”

She continued: “I don’t have any plans for that, but then again, you never know. I don’t know… [Laughs] They haven’t called me. And I don’t have any plans [to go back].”

Two years ago, Sturm opened up about some of the reasons why she quit Flyleaf in the fall of 2012, shortly before the release of its third album, “New Horizons”. She said that several events, including getting married, having a baby and enduring the death of the band’s sound engineer Rich Caldwell changed her priorities. Continue reading »

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 »

Jan 062016
 

kristen-mayFlyleaf lead singer Kristen May recently released a new solo album, “Conversations”, which she funded through a PledgeMusic campaign.

May wrote on her PledgeMusic page: “Making this album has been a dream of mine for awhile and I’m so happy to finally make it a reality.

“I have had the opportunity to tour and make albums with my bands Vedera and Flyleaf for over a decade and now I [got] the unique chance to spend some time off the road, at home in Kansas City. Kansas City is a place where I have gathered inspiration through the years and I [was] so happy to make an album here once again. This time [I recorded] at the wonderful Chapman Recording Studios.” Continue reading »

Jan 052016
 

lacey_sturm_2015_792Four years following her departure from Flyleaf, the vocalist and songwriter who delivered rock anthems like ‘Again’, ‘All Around Me’, ‘I’m So Sick’ and ‘Fully Alive’  to the top of the retail and radio charts, Lacey Sturm, has announced that her debut solo album, “Life Screams”, will be released on February 12 via Followspot Records with The Fuel Music distribution.

Writing alone, as well as with husband/guitarist Josh Sturm, Skillet‘s Korey Cooper and Grammy Award-winning writer and producer David Hodges, Lacey created a record that is the sonic successor to Flyleaf‘s celebrated self-titled debut (which spent a staggering 133 weeks on The Billboard 200 chart).

“In the beginning, Flyleaf really centered around my story and vision,” says Lacey. “This new project continues that narrative in a cohesive way.” Continue reading »