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Halestorm Teams Up With Amy Lee for a Reimagined Version of “Break In”

Nothing is more badass than two powerful women in rock singing together. Halestorm has been killing the rock charts for over ten years. Now the band has teamed up with another female powerhouse, Amy Lee of Evanescence. Amy joins Lzzy Hale on vocals for “Break In,” a studio version of a song the band played on tour in 2012. Furthermore, this single is one of a few songs that Halestorm is releasing in an entire Reimagined EP. The Philly area band is really starting off this EP with a bang, collaborating with one of the most recognizable voices in modern rock.

“Break In” is lyrically a powerful song. It’s about a strong connection with someone who sees the real you, even at your worst. You would do anything for that person to the point of recklessness sometimes. Halestorm songs always hit like a gut-punch of emotion. “Break In” feels more stripped-back than usual. And the addition of Amy Lee’s vocals only brings more raw intensity.

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What started years ago as a friendship on tour … One of the stand out moments on our #REIMAGINED EP is the long awaited recorded duet of our song "Break In" featuring the amazingly incomparable Amy Lee. Produced by @officialnickraskulinecz (Nick Rasculinecz), we recorded this duet pre-COVID-19, together in the same room, live, as a full performance from beginning to end. If you are a singer, you know how difficult that task can be. You must match your singing partner in both pitch, timing, emotion and build within the song all while knowing that if you screw up, you AND your singing partner have to do the whole thing over again from the beginning. NO OVERDUBS NO CUT INS. But it felt like we had been doing this performance for years. Duh!After all… the two of us have never been kind of women to Not meet a challenge. I got to witness first hand why Amy is the legend she is. My friend brought new meaning to this song, turning what was once just a love song into a true statement of unity and support for each other. Thank you @amylee for your strength, friendship, and for being a part of this beautiful display of women empowerment. Photo by @thejoestorm Go check it out! https://halestorm.lnk.to/Reimagined

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Musically, “Break In” is such a powerful and honestly beautiful collaboration. The vocals really carry this piece with only soft piano and string to back them. When Lzzy and Amy sing together, their voices blend smoothly. It’s strong, emotional and moving. Even at almost five minutes, we don’t want it to end. And compared to the version that was originally just played for live shows, this studio recording still manages to capture the magic of the song onstage.

So if you’re looking to cry and/or be inspired this week, definitely check out this dreamy and emotional duet. Nothing is cooler than women who rock, and Lzzy Hale and Amy Lee continue to reign. We would love to see these two tour together again or maybe even make more music together, because they clearly know how to slay. But until then, we’ll have Halestorm’s Reimagined EP to tide us over.

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