SEETHER was joined by former FLYLEAF singer Lacey Sturm final evening (Friday, Could 13) through the band’s live performance at CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, South Carolina to carry out the FLYLEAF track “I am So Sick”. Fan-filmed video of her look may be seen beneath.
Sturm left FLYLEAF in October 2012. She was changed by Kristen Could, 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 Purpose: How I Found A Life Value Dwelling”. On the time, she stated: “We had been on our second album once I acquired married. And the album was known as ‘Memento Mori’. And ‘memento mori’ means keep in mind you are mortal, do not forget that you will die and do not forget that your life is brief and treasured and so are the lives of these round you.
“For 2 years, I toured with my husband and it was actually superb, after which after these two years, we ended up getting pregnant with my son,” she continued. “And I acknowledged that my priorities had been gonna change much more and that message of ‘memento mori’ and remembering how quick 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 yr. 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 a number of issues occur that basically introduced that message residence, however the one which hit the toughest was the dying 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 arduous to do a present with out him, and it was actually arduous 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 yr I had with my son, how would I spend it?
“It was actually superb to acknowledge this season altering in my life and the liberty that I used to be gonna be capable to concentrate on my household. And I am so grateful for that point. And though it was actually arduous, 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 observe adopted the beforehand launched “The Decree” and “State Of Me”.
Performing reside 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 “Expensive Agony (Aurora Model)”, which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 after 20 weeks on the chart whereas racking up nicely over 16 million views on YouTube alone, Lacey has additionally carried out with SHINEDOWN and others on drive-in theater levels and has hit digital levels together with METALLICA, THREE DAYS GRACE, SEETHER and others through the Recording Academy-sponsored Octane Dwelling Invasion competition.