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 »

Nov 102015
 

lacey_sturm_2015_792Former Flyleaf  singer Lacey Sturm returns to music with her debut single as a solo artist, ‘Impossible’, screaming into the top five of the iTunes Rock Top Songs chart. The single reached as high as No. 2 on the chart while continuing to gain momentum as news about Lacey‘s return went viral and following SiriusXM Octane‘s premiere of the song November 1. In rotation now at Octane and going for radio adds everywhere Monday, November 9, ‘Impossible’ marks the first single from Lacey‘s highly anticipated solo debut, ‘Life Screams’, set to release  independently in early 2016 on Followspot Records with The Fuel Music distribution.

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 shares the impetus behind ‘Impossible’ on her Instagram: “I still have a fire in me to be a voice of love to people who feel unloved… For me, today is the beginning of new ways to live the impossible, and I have so much faith, hope and love in my soul.” Continue reading »

Oct 312015
 

lacey_sturm_2015_792Three years after amicably parting ways with Flyleaf, singer Lacey Sturm is independently releasing her highly anticipated solo debut, “Life Screams”, in early 2016 on Followspot Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The first single from this set of urgent, anthemic and lyrically timely rock, ‘Impossible’, debuts exclusively on SiriusXM‘s Octane (channel 37) Sunday, November 1, at 1:00 p.m. EST, and goes immediately into rotation thereafter. On November 6, the single will be available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, and goes to rock radio for adds November 9.

“Impossible” screams the return of the voice 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. The debut solo single from Lacey blasts out the optimistic chorus: “Every morning I see another miracle / I can’t believe I’m living the impossible / We are the sign and we are the wonder / Another day of living the impossible.” Continue reading »