Halestorm release video for ballad “Dear Daughter”
Pennsylvania rockers Halestorm have released a video for their ballad “Dear Daughter” from their latest full-length studio album Into The Wild Life, which was released back in April 2015.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Into The Wild Life:
“Modern sounding does not equate to better music. That is my assessment after having repeatedly listened to Halestorm‘s new record Into The Wild Life, which follows up their absolutely stellar and brilliant The Strange Case Of… (click here to read that review). Truth be told, I was going to heavily criticize Into The Wild Life after the first spin, but after repeated listens I have warmed up to it somewhat. Had Halestorm not previously released one of my favorite records of 2012 with The Strange Case Of…, and if frontwoman Lzzy Hale did not have such a great voice, I would have likely dismissed the group’s new effort after that first listen but instead I ended up playing it quite a bit despite initially pretty much hating it. The moral of this story is that if you listen to an album enough times, you will likely find some good stuff in there somewhere….
Aside from the awful “modern” or “industrial” sounding guitars on certain songs throughout Into The Wild Life, I find there is a big difference between Halestorm‘s last two studio records when it comes to the ballads, as the slower tracks on the new album fail to hit the mark. “Dear Daughter” starts off well, but the chorus and especially the “na na na” (or whatever is sung in the background) ruins the song. “Bad Girl’s World” also disappoints with a poor repetitive chorus (“That we live in a bad girl’s world, bad girl’s word, bad girls”) that really ruins the song and unfortunately never lifts the track to that next expected level. Perhaps Halestorm have decided to focus on ballads because there are two more, “the Reckoning” and “What Sober Couldn’t Say” (what a witty title), which are the best of the slower songs on Into The Wild Life but still fall far short of the goose bump variety.”
Halestorm‘s “Dear Daughter” video: