The rock quartet just dropped their fifth studio album Back From the Dead in early May, and have toured throughout much of the summer so far in support of it. After wrapping up their run with The Pretty Reckless, Lilith Czar and The Warning last week, Halestorm seemingly cannot stop working, and jumped in a studio to record a heavy rendition of the Adele ballad after a fan requested to see how they’d add a “metal spin” to it.
Adele isn’t just known for her emotional breakup songs, but her powerhouse vocals as well — not that this seemed to present much of a challenge for Lzzy Hale, whose own set of pipes have been a staple of Halestorm’s sound since they emerged in the 2000s.
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Hale used to sing and play another Adele tune on the piano while on tour, 2011’s “Someone Like You.” She rotated between covering that and Whitney Houston‘s version of “I Will Always Love You” as an introduction to Halestorm’s own ballad, “Dear Daughter.”
“It’s fun to throw those things out there, because I think that no matter what walk of life you come from, or even the fact that it’s at a rock show, we can all agree that Adele’s awesome, and so is Whitney Houston,” Hale told Radio.com in 2018. “And I love looking at, like, the poster child for metal and masculinity staring at me in the front row and just seeing them sing every word.”