Flyleaf Singer Shares Thoughts on Christian Metal
Published: October 4, 2010 - 10:32am
Front-woman Lacey Sturm for hard rock outfit Flyleaf spoke to the Dallas Morning News and answered the question as to whether or not her band is indeed spreading a Christian message through their music.
Sturm answered the question that the band is constantly being asked in regards to their spiritual beliefs and if it matters that they even answer it.
"What people want to really know is, are they Christian? I would want to know if they are Christian. When I read somebody's lyrics and they connect with my faith, are they Christian? We are all Christians in our band, and it comes out in our music. We want to be honest. There is sometimes an animosity for Christianity. It's awful that they would judge us based on what they hear and not the music," said Sturm.
She was also asked if it's still tough being a woman singing for a harder edged act these days and says it's still a struggle.
"It still is an issue. The rockstations didn't want to play a rock band that was female-fronted. We wanted them to put it on and let the people decide. People loved it. Look at it on the basis of I'm a musician and it's real, not on the basis of being a woman in a rock band," said Sturm.
Flyleaf's new album Memento Mori (in latin meaning "be mindful of death - or remember you will die") is in stores now and to date has sold 280,000 units since it's release last November.