Life Screams is the first full-length, solo studio album by Lacey Sturm. It was released on February 12th, 2016 by FOLLOWSPOT Records.

Background Edit

The album name was announced on September 27th, 2015 via Instagram with the hashtag #LifeScreams. The album name is taken from the title track "Life Screams". The original release date was January 29th, 2016.

Production Edit

They officially began recording the album in LA at The Emergency Room in June of 2015; recording "Life Screams", "Impossible", "Faith", "You're Not Alone", "The Soldier", and "Feels Like Forever". They went back to LA at the end of August to finish recording. They recorded "Rot", "I'm Not Laughing", and "Run to You". Ben Hull later added bass in September.

Only two songs have been confirmed as omitted tracks: "The Mystery" and "Sacred".

Artwork Edit

The artwork was officially revealed on October 29th, 2015 via an Instagram scanvegerhunt. However, the artwork had already been seen by many due to Amazon putting the first single's (which shares the same artwork) pre-order up too early.

Tracklisting Edit

The album tracklisting was revealed via Sturm's Periscope livestream on December 1st, 2015 after it was put up for preorder on Amazon. The tracklisting consists of 9 original tracks, a dialogue, and a live cover.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. Impossible Lacey Sturm, Korey Cooper 3:40
2. The Soldier Josh Sturm, David Hodges,

L. Sturm

3. I'm Not Laughing L. Sturm, J. Sturm 3:18
4. Vanity L. Sturm, J. Sturm 1:48
5. Rot L. Sturm, J. Sturm, Saria Dorsey,

Ben Hull, Tom Gascon

6. You're Not Alone L. Sturm, Cooper 3:35
7. Feels Like Forever L. Sturm, Cooper 3:15
8. Life Screams J. Sturm, Hodges, L. Sturm 3:31
9. Faith L. Sturm, Hodges 3:51
10. Roxanne (Live) Sting 5:25
11. Run to You L. Sturm, J. Sturm 3:38

Singles Edit

The first promotional single from the record, "Impossible", was announced on October 27th, 2015. It premiered on November 1st on SiriusXM's Octane channel and went into full rotation. Due to the positive reception, the single was released early on November 4th on iTunes and Amazon. It peaked at #2 on the iTunes Rock charts and #29 on the Billboard charts, staying in the top 100 for five weeks.

The music video for the second single, "Rot", premiered on Yahoo! Music on August 24th, 2016.

Release Edit

CD Edit


Commercial Performance Edit

Charts Edit

Chart (2016) Peak Position

iTunes: Rock

iTunes: Top Albums 16
Billboard: Hard Rock Albums 1

Personnel Edit

Performance, technical, production, and instruments

  • Lacey Sturm - vocals (writer, composer, producer)
  • Josh Sturm - guitar (writer, composer, producer)
  • Drew Rodaniche - drums (composer)
  • Ben Hull - bass (writer, composer)
  • Jordan Sarmiento - piano/keys (composer)
  • Joel Armstrong - live drums
  • Evan Rodaniche - producer
  • JW Clarke - executive producer

Photoshoots Edit

External Links Edit

  • Buy the CD on Amazon
  • Buy Life Screams on iTunes
  • Buy official merch (#1)
  • Buy official merch (#2)
  • Buy at select Best Buy locations
  • Stream Life Screams on Spotify