SEETHER was joined by former FLYLEAF singer Lacey Sturm final evening (Saturday, April 30) in the course of the band’s live performance at Santander Area & Performing Arts Middle to carry out the FLYLEAF tune “I am So Sick”. Fan-filmed video of her look will be seen beneath.
Previous to launching into the monitor, SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan advised the gang: “We have identified this individual for a really very long time. She’s one among my favourite singers of all time. So we mentioned, ‘Hey, let’s do that one tune that you just used to do.’ And he or she’s gonna play it with us tonight. I’ll screw it up, ‘trigger it is at all times on me if one thing goes mistaken. However please make some noise for Lacey Sturm.”
Sturm left FLYLEAF in October 2012. She was changed by Kristen Might, who recorded one album with the group, 2014’s “Between The Stars”, earlier than exiting.
Lacey opened up about her causes for her departure from FLYLEAF in a video selling her 2014 memoir “The Motive: How I Found A Life Value Residing”. On the time, she mentioned: “We have been on our second album once I bought married. And the album was known as ‘Memento Mori’. And ‘memento mori’ means keep in mind you are mortal, keep in mind that you will die and keep in mind that your life is brief and valuable and so are the lives of these round you.
“For 2 years, I toured with my husband and it was actually wonderful, after which after these two years, we ended up getting pregnant with my son,” she continued. “And I acknowledged that my priorities have been gonna change much more and that message of ‘memento mori’ and remembering how brief your life is was actually weighing on my coronary heart.
“We toured for ten years. I imply, we weren’t residence for greater than a month, in all probability, a 12 months. So, for me, I simply felt actually blessed to be pregnant and to be in a spot the place I might keep residence if I wished to, and actually ask that query: how is that this gonna change my priorities? How is that this gonna look? We had just a few issues occur that actually introduced that message residence, however the one which hit the toughest was the demise of our sound engineer [Rich Caldwell]. We did one final present with FLYLEAF as a profit for his spouse Katy and their son Kirby. And it was actually exhausting to do a present with out him, and it was actually exhausting to suppose it might be our final present. So I keep in mind taking a look at my son after Wealthy had handed and simply questioning to myself, if this was the final 12 months I had with my son, how would I spend it?
“It was actually wonderful to acknowledge this season altering in my life and the liberty that I used to be gonna be capable to give attention to my household. And I am so grateful for that point. And though it was actually exhausting, I am grateful. And that is the explanation I stepped down from FLYLEAF.”
Final December, Sturm launched the official music video for her newest single, “Awaken Love”. The monitor adopted the beforehand launched “The Decree” and “State Of Me”.
Performing dwell with SKILLET earlier than the pandemic shut down enviornment excursions, Lacey has since been writing new music and discovering inventive methods to attach with followers. Singing on BREAKING BENJAMIN‘s 2020 single “Pricey Agony (Aurora Model)”, which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 after 20 weeks on the chart whereas racking up properly over 16 million views on YouTube alone, Lacey has additionally carried out with SHINEDOWN and others on drive-in theater phases and has hit digital phases together with METALLICA, THREE DAYS GRACE, SEETHER and others in the course of the Recording Academy-sponsored Octane Residence Invasion pageant.
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