Once the powerhouse vocalist in front of alternative act Flyleaf, Lacey Sturm is on her own spreading hope and empowerment for young women everywhere. With her new album, “Life Screams” her lyrics will speak to those who need to hear them and the music written here will speak to anyone who likes mainstream rock.
If you thought that once Lacey did release a solo album that it would be a tame affair that bordered along the lines of adult contemporary, you couldn’t be more wrong. Lacey brings a ton of rock to this album on every level whether it’s on the single “Impossible” or on the edgy rocker “I’m Not Laughing” or the brooding “Rot” that has Lacey hitting one of the coolest notes in the beginning of the song – then the melody in the verse and chorus are awesome to listen to. My favorite song on the album is the title track. It’s a milder track with a piano intro that’s somewhat haunting, but then the chorus hits and it’s this awesome power ballad that’s perfect on multiple levels.
Sturm’s music isn’t drastically different than what she was doing in Flyleaf or really from what Flyleaf is doing right now, but it’s good enough to stand on its own. Her voice is still uncannily good and the power of her words have the ability to hit harder than her voice.