Former FLYLEAF singer Lacey Sturm has released the new music video for her dark and politically charged single "Rot". This is the first video from her debut solo album, "Life Screams", which was released on February 12 via Followspot Records with The Fuel Music distribution.
Says Lacey: "'Rot' is one of my favorite songs from the 'Life Screams' album and we had an amazing time making the video. I hope it brings new freedom to the soul and new life to the hearts of all who watch it."
Writing alone, as well as with husband/guitarist Josh Sturm, SKILLET's Korey Cooper and Grammy Award-winning writer and producer David Hodges, Lacey created a record that is the sonic successor to FLYLEAF's celebrated self-titled debut (which spent a staggering 133 weeks on The Billboard 200 chart).
When she's not onstage or in the studio, Sturm leads a busy post-FLYLEAF life as an author, motivational speaker and happily married mother of two. The raw and politically charged video tells the tale of a young woman's struggle and eventual escape from human trafficking and forced sexual exploitation.
Along with the release of the "Rot" video, the single is gaining momentum: The single is Top 50 and climbing on both the Active Rock "Under The Radar" and BDS Indicator charts. "Rot" has been added to the influential "Rock Hard" playlist at Spotify, and debuted at #2 in its first week at Slacker Radio's "New Rock Now" and AOL Radio's "New Rock First" channels. The single has also been added to the "Rock" and "Extreme" rock channels of CBS Digital's Radio.com.
Lacey has earned legions of fans worldwide not only through her astoundingly emotive voice and chart-topping songwriting, but also for the sheer sincerity of the uplifting messages pervading her work. Whether
fronting FLYLEAF or now as a solo artist, she remains uncommonly true to herself while inspiring others to strive for better ways to live and love.
"In the beginning, FLYLEAF really centered around my story and vision," Lacey explained. "This new project continues that narrative in a cohesive way."
FLYLEAF recruited singer Kristen May as Sturm's replacement and released its fourth album, "Between The Stars", in September 2014. May has since left the group.