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"I will always follow the light versus the dark": Halestorm's Lzzy Hale shares why she's speaking out

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Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale has been increasingly vocal about her political views this year and encouraging people to vote leading up to Tuesday’s U.S. Election Day. As she tells ABC Audio, Hale plans to continue to speak out.

“Honestly, this is my opinion, but I do believe that this world has kind of shown itself in a different way, where it’s no longer a Democrat versus Republican situation,” Hale says. “The system is definitely f***ed, and we can’t fix it with one election, but first we gotta remove the biggest problem, then we can move on to the next step.”

“I’ve had to do some soul searching, because everything…has gotten very blurry this year,” she continues. “You don’t know who to turn to or who to trust or what to believe. And really it comes down to, ‘Are you a decent human being, or not?'”

Hale recently tweeted a post in which she encouraged her fans to “vote against the racism and the sexism and the fascism and the inequality and the injustice.”

“I will always follow the light versus the dark, that’s just the way I am,” she says. “I can’t change the past and I can’t predict the future, but I can make my decision now based on, ‘What’s your core?’, ‘What is this about?'”

Hale says her comments were met with both “positivity and negativity.”

“I told myself a long time ago when I was a teenager that if I ever got to a point where people were listening to me, for better or worse, that I’d put out that encouragement, and try to always fight for the good,” she adds. “So that’s what I’ll continue to do.” 

Hale’s currently working on new Halestorm music, and is also hosting AXS TV’s A Year in Music.

By Josh Johnson
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