Breaking Benjamin Frontman Says He And Ex-Flyleaf Singer Could Form Band
Breaking Benjamin frontman Ben Burnley says that he and ex-Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm have discussed the idea of working together on a new project. Burnley told Cutter's RockCast, "I don't know if she'd be mad at me for saying anything about it, but me and Lacey have been talking about doing another band, putting a band together . . . We've been talking a bit here and there about it. It'd just be something different. I think that'd be really cool."
According to Burnley, he has been friends with Sturm for more than 10 years. He explained, "When I first heard them, Flyleaf, I was really blown away by her inflection and her style . . . She's a really positive person and she does put off a positive vibe, which is really refreshing, especially for me (since) I can be a negative person. She's just a really nice, sweet, genuine person. Singing-wise, I really respect her."
Sturm recently laid down guest vocals on the song "Dear Agony" for Breaking Benjamin's upcoming acoustic album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The disc will feature mostly reworked versions of the band's notable hits, plus one new song. Other guest singers include former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier and Red vocalist Michael Barnes.
Burnley told us how much he enjoyed working with Sturm on her song: "She was great. She nailed it, man. She's so fun to work with too. She just like nails it every time. And she's such an incredible singer."
Sturm co-founded Flyleaf in the early 2000s, with the band recording three albums before she left in 2012. Sturm has published two books and released one solo album, Life Screams, since then.