Lacey Sturm on Possibility of Returning to Flyleaf: ‘I’ve Learned to Quit Saying Never’
Lacey Sturm is currently supporting her solo album Life Screams, but her former band Flyleaf are once again in the market for a singer. So it's of no surprise that speculation about a possible Lacey Sturm return has begun.
The singer exited Flyleaf in 2012, shortly before the release of their New Horizons album. At the time, Sturm had gotten married, had a baby and dealt with the emotions brought about by the death of the band's sound engineer Rich Caldwell. The group then tapped Kristen May to sing for the group as they supported the album, while Sturm took some time off before eventually returning with music earlier this year. But May's recent exit from Flyleaf has started speculation about the band's future once again.
During a chat with RockRevolt Magazine, as heard in the player above, Sturm is asked about the possibility of returning to her former band. "I feel like I'm the kind of person that I think so much happened that I never in a million years thought would happen, so I've learned to quit saying 'never.' But at the same time, I'm a really present person," says the vocalist.
She continued, "I don't have any plans for that, but then again, you never know. I don't know… [Laughs] They haven't called me. And I don't have any plans [to go back]."
In 2014, Sturm posted a video detailing her reasons for exiting Flyleaf. She explained, "We had a few things happen that really brought that message [of Memento Mori] home, but the one that hit the hardest was the death of our sound engineer. We did one last show with Flyleaf as a benefit for his wife Katy and their son Kirby. And it was really hard to do a show without him, and it was really hard to think it could be our last show. So I remember looking at my son after Rich had passed and just wondering to myself, if this was the last year I had with my son, how would I spend it?”
The combination of events all played into her decision, and she adds, “It was really amazing to recognize this season changing in my life and the freedom that I was gonna be able to focus on my family. And I’m so thankful for that time. And although it was really hard, I’m thankful. And that’s the reason I stepped down from Flyleaf.”
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