Yesterday another band put out a new album that I've liked a long time: Flyleaf.
They are the featured band on New Release Tuesday this week.
A listen to their new single, "Set Me on Fire," I heard that the lead singer's vocals were much better and seeing the video today, she's more polished. I was really happy for Lacey.
Then I kept listening and learning the song on guitar and realized, wait: she looks and sounds different from Lacey Mosley Sturm because she is a different person. This is Kristen May.
It made me like the song slightly less. I still think the song is great, but now I have to reconsider what I think of Flyleaf and whether they should change their name.
It seems like Lacey herself blossomed. She got married, had a baby, and then decided to leave the band to focus on her family. Now she wrote a book which will be released in October. It's about her Christian journey. Baker Publishing has five interview videos with her pointing to what seems to be a lovely book.
You don't have to watch them in order, but it does seem that Lacey has come to a place in her life where she is happy to be a wife and mother who loves the Lord.
What about Flyleaf though? They all claim to be Christians, but Lacey is the one who made it obviously so. I think Kristen May is a good direction for the band, but I'm just not sure if they are Flyleaf anymore.
I felt the same when Michael Tait became lead singer of the Newsboys. It's not really them anymore.
What defines a band anyway? Shouldn't the lead singer be a factor in deciding whether the band is the same or not?
What you think?