Lacey Sturm – Life Screams: Album Review

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lacey sturm life screams“I was listening to the radio one day and I said to myself, ‘If I hear one more song telling people to kill themselves and go to hell, I’m going to have to put a record out!”

That is a direct quote from Lacey Sturm‘s press release.  Reading that, I questioned: “What station are you listening to?”

Lacey Sturm is the former lead vocalist of Flyleaf who left to raise the baby she was about to have.  To be honest, I never got Flyleaf.  Their appearance on rock radio seemed anticipated to me.  I couldn’t grasp an organic reason to like them.  The one saving grace was the voice.  A unique female voice has become the Unicorn of modern music.  Lacey is an exception.  She’s an exceptional singer with a recognizable voice which you can hear on her latest record Life Screams.

Sometimes I hear a record I don’t like because it’s bad.  And sometimes I think it’s just not for me.  I don’t care for this record.  I’m not sure I’m supposed to.  And as much as she claims to be critical of negative subject matter, there’s plenty of lyrical content of the negative nature here.  Even when she has a positive chorus (“You’re Not Alone”) it’s surrounded by negativity.  There is even a lover’s quarrel.

It’s a well recorded and produced album, that while didn’t grab me I enjoyed it more than anything from Flyleaf.  So if you like Flyleaf you will dig this.  Same if you like emoji’s.  This record is an aural emoji.  The high point is “Rot” and “I’m Not Laughing”.  It’s out now on Followspot Records.

BUY: Lacey Sturm – Life Screams

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