During a recent appearance on “Thunder Underground,” Halestorm’s Arejay Hale offered an update on the band’s next covers EP, “ReAniMate 4.0: The CoVeRs eP.” According to him, two songs have already been recorded for the effort.
Hale said the following:
“Actually, we kind of already have started on it. We tracked two songs in Nashville before this tour started. But I don’t think I’m allowed to say what they are. But, yeah, we’ve got some ideas in mind.
I always love covering the modern pop songs. Like we did Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’; we did ‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk; we did ‘Heathens’ by Twenty One Pilots. Those, to me, are the most fun. But also I do love the challenge of trying to replicate the brilliance of the classic METALLICA stuff, the Soundgarden stuff. So that was the most challenging, ’cause you have such a respect for that era that you don’t wanna mess it up. You wanna pay respect to them and you don’t wanna change anything.
So, as far as ‘4.0’ goes, I feel like it will probably be a nice balance of those things — paying tribute to the classics, putting our own little twist on it, but also kind of rocking up pop songs.”