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Today is the two year anniversary of the day the world lost Rich Caldwell. We should all take few moments to remember him, his impact on our lives and ears, and keep him and his beautiful family in our thoughts. Even if you didn’t get the chance to know Rich personally, if you had been to a Flyleaf concert before 2012, you could hear so clearly through the band’s live show Rich’s undeniable talent, and his passion for what he did. So a lot of people, whether they knew it at the time or not, were moved by his work with Flyleaf.
Texan alt-rockers Flyleaf have announced a new album and a pledge campaign.
Flyleaf have announced that they are set to record their new album via Pledge Music. The platinum-selling band are heading back into the studio on April 22, to record their as-yet-untitled fourth album with Linkin Park/Good Charlotte producer Don Gilmore. It will be their first full-length album recorded with new singer (and ex-Vedera frontwoman) Kristen May, who made her debut on last year’s Who We Are EP. Kristen replaced longstanding Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm in 2012, after she amicably parted ways with the band.
For more information head or to make a pledge make sure you head here.
If you pledge to pre-order the new record you will receive access to downloads, behind the scenes videos, tracks & more!
The album is scheduled for release late summer/early fall 2014.
Nothing we didn’t already know, but it’s good to see bigger outlets picking up on these things!
In addition that little article, I’ve uploaded some videos to the video section of all of the 4 LiveStream performances that Flyleaf did, and the full download of entire thing with all of the questions/answers/performances/etc. I also added some acoustic videos that include Something Better, All Around Me, and Call You Out from a radio performance at The Buzz. Enjoy! :]
While we’re all anxiously awaiting Flyleaf to record their next record (recording is starting on April 22nd!!), you should all check out Each Other. It’s a project that Jared and Kat have been working on for a long time now, and you should give them a listen! I posted my favorite song from them above. Can’t wait ’til they record an EP or record! <3
Congratulations on the WE LOVE Award. You guys won that one handily. How does it feel that Flyleaf, with just an EP, still has such a command of the audience out there?
I just think is has so much to do with Flyleaf’s fans. Our fans are amazing and they stay engaged and interested in what we’re doing. The band didn’t tour or do much for two years before I joined. The fact that they still have so many Facebook fans and Twitter followers and people that everyday are interested in what we’re doing is amazing. It’s a true blessing for sure.
I’m sure the momentum and the cries for new music are hitting a fever pitch, so it sounds like your timing is good. Congratulations on the PledgeMusic campaign. It sounds like you were successful there, but you guys decided to sort of buck the trends of like Kickstarter and Indiegogo and go with PledgeMusic and it was successful. What was beneficial about going about it that way?
Actually PledgeMusic is something I’ve been interested in for a while. My band [Vedera] stopped playing around the same time that Lacy left Flyleaf, and so I was just kind of writing some music for myself. I was looking at Kickstarter and PledgeMusic because I didn’t have a label at the time.
I was really interested in the way that they engaged the fans and they offer experiences that people don’t normally offer, and I really like the way it put the power in your hands and the fans’ hands and not really needing a label. It was quite liberating for me.
When Flyleaf was talking about doing that because we just parted ways with Octone–the record label that were previously on–it just seemed like the perfect fit and just the people at PledgeMusic, they are just legit and they care about putting it back in the artist’s hands.
The whole structure was created by an artist himself. We just got the sense of the passion there and we always like to partner with people that have the same passion that we do. Thankfully it turned out to be a really cool experience and allowed us — you know how the industry can kind of slowdown in December and January, but we kept pushing through with stuff and we could do it from our home, so that was really nice.
Creatively, how different is it to do an album this way without a label kind of looking over your shoulder? Do you guys feel freer than ever in a sense?
I think we do. We’re not sure exactly what we’ll do moving forward. We may partner with a label for certain marketing aspects and whatnot. Eventually it will be maybe nice to have a label involved, but I think for us, definitely for me during writing, it was really nice to not have anyone looking over our shoulder because that was when we kind of decided to part ways with Octone.
So we had the opportunity to just write whatever we felt, and that was really freeing for us and I think it comes out in the songs. You can tell that we felt free in writing those.
Okay so I don’t usually do these throwback posts, but I’ve been digging through the Flyleaf youtube tag to kind of do a best of the best mp3 compilation of Kristen live to tide myself over until the new record comes out. And I found this! What a beautiful performance. Arise is the kind of song that evoked such a powerful feeling from me the second I heard it…it just gave me good music chills. And that never faded no matter how many times I heard it. I know a lot of people identify with Arise and find hope in this song, because it’s such a beautiful thing. Every single time I hear it at a show, I get all teary at the end when the whole crowd sings along. Because I’m a super huge sap. Don’t judge.
I really feel like this video captures what it’s like to see Flyleaf live, and captures the feeling of the song. So I thought I’d share with you guys! Enjoy. <3
Flyleaf has just announced that Don Gilmore will be the producer for the new Flyleaf record. Don has produced albums for a lot of big names including Korn, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Pearl Jam, Lacuna Coil, Good Charlotte…and a bunch more. This is really exciting news, and pretty much guarantees that this record will be nothing short of amazing.
Flyleaf has been kinda quiet on the news front, but it looks like things will be picking up soon! The band is getting ready to go into the studio to record their new album, and rehearsals seem to be starting soon. Very exciting!
Kristen posted a really beautiful new song that she just wrote on her YouTube page today called ‘Made To Love You‘. Check it out above, and subscribe to her channel so you can keep up with her solo work. She’s pretty much the bees knees, but you guys know that. :]
Click here to view a new media section of FlyleafOnline.com. I decided to enter the 21st century, and created some iPhone wallpapers for you guys. In addition to the ones shown above, there are also separate wallpapers for each band member. So check them out! I’ll be adding more in the future, so if you have anything you’d like to see, let me know. :]
We are finalizing plans for the studio and in the meantime we are sharing a live version of Well of Lies with everyone who pre-orders the new album at www.pledgemusic.com/flyleaf
“Well of Lies was written about the struggle between light and dark in our lives. We can so easily believe lies of desperation, insecurity and fall into depression. But that is not the life we were created for. We are created for abundance, joy, peace, strength and love. We have a light inside of us if we call on God’s name. In my life, even when things get hard with my relationships, career, etc. I know I have already been given everything I need in God. There is nothing this world can provide for me that is greater than knowing that truth. Castles will crumble, money will be spent, friends/family may betray you, but God never will. This song is about trusting that inner strength that has been given to us.”
Pledge to pre-order Flyleaf’s new album and get access to this beautiful recording of Well Of Lies along with several other videos, songs, and artwork exclusives!
Hey y’all! Just wanted to let you know that I went and updated the Flyleaf Online photoshop brush set that is available for free download. I’ve collected a lot of logos and symbols that Flyleaf has used in the past few years, and combined them all into a convenient pack of brushes that you can download by clicking the image above.
In my quest to update the brush set, I ended up researching and found a lot of the original fonts used in Flyleaf’s album artwork and logos. So I’ll be uploading a free font pack for all of you within the next few days, so stay tuned!
If there’s anything you’d like to see here, let me know! Always down for suggestions and comments. Thanks for lookin’! <3
So I updated the gallery layout so it looks just as supa dupa fly as the main page. As far as photos go, I added a batch of high resolution versions of Flyleaf’s newer logos here. Feel free to use those in graphics, or to promote the band on the web! In addition to that, I uploaded some photos from 96 Rock Acoustic (03/06/2013) and more from the Chili Cookoff.
I also went through the site today and updated a lot of things! First off, in the Flyleaf Info section, I updated the Flyleaf Biography with their most current bio. I also added some new information to the Flyleaf FAQ regarding Kristen joining, and some New Horizons/Who We Are song meanings. Information and lyrics for the songs on the Who We Are EP have been added to the discography. I have lyrics for the new album songs (Marionette, Thread, City Kids, Set Me On Fire, etc), but I’m not sure if it’s time to post them since a lot of those songs are PledgeMusic exclusives. I’ll ask around and get back to you guys. ;)
I also created some new wallpapers with some of the new promotional pictures in high resolution for your desktop! I hope you enjoy. <3
1. Your debut album sold over 1 million copies, did you have any idea at the time that it would do so well?
I didn’t have any idea how the debut album would be received. We are thankful that so many people connected with the message in the songs. Hearing their stories of how the songs impacted their lives for the better reiterates to us that Flyleaf is doing what we’re supposed to be doing.
2. Flyleaf is constantly touring the globe, how do you cope with being in each others pockets for such long periods at a time?
To cope with living on top of one another on tour you have to either really like the people you are with, or have the highest level of tolerance for shenanigans and bodily odors. If you boast both attributes you were born to tour. No question.
3. I see that you guys are tracking some new tunes for a new album, can the fans expect a similar sound to that of your last release New Horizons?
Flyleaf’s sound grows and evolves with us as we grow older and experience more life. On our new album you will hear sounds that remind you of New Horizons, Memento Mori, and our eponymous debut, but at the same time hear something that is altogether something fresh and new.
This show was pretty unique and special, and I’m glad I got to see it. Joel (Flyleaf’s retired drum tech) was on drums for the evening, and the two guitarists from Stars In Stereo subbed in for Sameer. I forget exactly why James and Sameer were away, but it was undoubtedly for a very good reason. It was the only Flyleaf show that they played with only 2 of the original members as far as I know. It was kinda crazy and a funny realization as I was standing there watching the show! But everyone did such a great job, and it was cool to see what they did with it.
I’m working on a new look for the site, and will be updating the discography with the new songs/album info. If there is anything y’all would like to see, please let me know! I live to serve. <3