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    Thu, 13 May 2010 13:01:54

    Interview: Flyleaf — "I started playing music because of Nirvana, Metallica and Pantera, and it just felt honest…" - In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor and <i>Dolor</i> author Rick Florino, Flyleaf's Lacey and Jared talk Unite and Fight, bands that inspired them and the stories on <i>Memento Mori</i>...

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    • Flyleaf - Through the first verse of "In The Dark," Lacey softly stepped around the stage with what seemed like the shyness of a small child. That shyness soon erupted into a raw emotional energy that captivated the audience for the rest of the evening. There are some performers that just hop onstage, sing, dance, whatever, and hop back offstage. Lacey is definitely not one of them. She doesn't just sing songs, she feels them – and the audience could tell as they sang and swayed right along with her. But it wasn’t just her; each band member was able to connect with the audience. While Sameer and Jared grooved to their melodies, Pat furiously pounded the bass and jumped on speakers. James even pointed his sticks out toward the crowd while drumming. It was amazing to see a band with such an enormous presence play a venue with such an intimate setting.—Lilly Ryden
    • Flyleaf - Through the first verse of "In The Dark," Lacey softly stepped around the stage with what seemed like the shyness of a small child. That shyness soon erupted into a raw emotional energy that captivated the audience for the rest of the evening. There are some performers that just hop onstage, sing, dance, whatever, and hop back offstage. Lacey is definitely not one of them. She doesn't just sing songs, she feels them – and the audience could tell as they sang and swayed right along with her. But it wasn’t just her; each band member was able to connect with the audience. While Sameer and Jared grooved to their melodies, Pat furiously pounded the bass and jumped on speakers. James even pointed his sticks out toward the crowd while drumming. It was amazing to see a band with such an enormous presence play a venue with such an intimate setting.—Lilly Ryden
    • Flyleaf - Through the first verse of "In The Dark," Lacey softly stepped around the stage with what seemed like the shyness of a small child. That shyness soon erupted into a raw emotional energy that captivated the audience for the rest of the evening. There are some performers that just hop onstage, sing, dance, whatever, and hop back offstage. Lacey is definitely not one of them. She doesn't just sing songs, she feels them – and the audience could tell as they sang and swayed right along with her. But it wasn’t just her; each band member was able to connect with the audience. While Sameer and Jared grooved to their melodies, Pat furiously pounded the bass and jumped on speakers. James even pointed his sticks out toward the crowd while drumming. It was amazing to see a band with such an enormous presence play a venue with such an intimate setting.—Lilly Ryden

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    Flyleaf have always worn their hearts on their sleeves.

    In fact, there's a raw and real honesty at the core of every song that the band's written from their debut Flyleaf to their latest offering, Memento Mori. Memento Mori sees the band allowing fans closer than ever before with tracks like "Missing" and "Again," marrying poetically, profound lyrics and unforgettable hard rock hooks. The album remains a focused affair with a story sitting at the center of each song—all you have to do is open yourself up to it…

    Flyleaf have evolved immensely since their debut, and their story continues to inspire fans worldwide. Right now, the band's in the midst of their "Unite & Fight Tour" alongside 10 Years and Fair to Midland. "Unite & Fight" means a lot to the quintet, and they decided to tell us all about it backstage at the tour's Anaheim California stop.

    However, Flyleaf frontwoman Lacey Mosley and guitarist Jared Hartmann shared a lot more than insight into the tour. Lacey went way back and told us one of the reasons she started playing and so much more…

    ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino talked to Flyleaf's Lacey and Jared in this exclusive video interview about Unite & Fight, the stories on Memento Mori, bands that inspired them and why iTunes doesn't let you have a secret track…

    Check out the video here and below!



    —Rick Florino
    05.13.10


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