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Track-by-track: Halestorm – Into The Wild Life

Guitarist Joe Hottinger reveals the stories behind the songs in this two-part guide

Pennsylvania quartet Halestorm's 'Into The Wild Life' is out now. TeamRock sat down with lead guitarist Joe Hottinger to get the lowdown on their third studio album, so here's the first part, from opening song 'Scream' to 'Mayhem'. Look out for the second part on April 14...

**Joe: "When you know exactly who you are and what you want, and you don’t give a fuck what anyone else thinks, to me that’s living the wild life. That’s the idea behind this record: you’re whoever you want to be. Find yourself. Be yourself. Own it. So going in with Scream, it starts out rocking and then there’s this keyboard part, and it almost sounds electronic. We thought it’d be hilarious to throw everyone for a loop into thinking this is going to be an electronic rock record, which would obviously be a weird thing for us to do. Lyrically, this song is about living out loud and living your dreams out loud. Scream until they hear you. Live until they hear you. Make yourself heard. You’re going to see a lot of that creeping into the songs on this record. And with the sequencing of the tracks, it’s almost like a story. It wasn’t written that way but it kind of worked out that way. And Scream segues perfectly into I Am The Fire."  

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