Lita Ford has told KBACK Radio in a new interview that she is "about halfway through" making the follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" album. "It's just amazing," she said (hear audio below). "I was listening to it all day yesterday, just running around the house and shaking my ass and pointing at the sky. [Laughs] It's a really awesome album. I can't wait for people to hear that too, coming out soon."
Ford said that she "was going through a real hard time in my life" during the making of "Living Like A Runaway", "and music was my outlet. I dumped everything into my music, because I didn't wanna start drinking or doing drugs or hurting myself in any other way, so I just rocked out — I put everything into my music, and it really shows in the songs and the lyrics of that album," she said. "They are true — it's a true story, that entire album. But the next album that we're doing is something that I've had in the can for quite a while and it's resurfaced in my life and I'm carrying on with it and I'm making it come to life, and it's really awesome. I don't wanna give it away yet, but I think people are going to be happy with it. It's very riffy, very memorable choruses — stuff that sticks in your head with the riffs and the choruses, the melodies. A real cocky attitude. I love it. I'm very happy with it."
Helming the new project once again is guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some "great guitar playing" to the disc, according to Lita, alongside the rest of Ford's backing band, which continues to consist of guitarist Patrick Kennison, drummer Bobby Rock and bassist Marty O'Brien.
Lita revealed in a recent interview that she is planning to release a standalone song this summer. It's a duet and a cover, she said, but she declined to divulge any more. "We have a single that is a surprise for the fans, which is really cool," she said back in April. "It will be out on 4th of July and it is bad to the bone, and I am really proud of it. It's a cover tune. It is going to hit home with a lot of people."
Ford's last release was 2016's "Time Capsule", a collection of songs that were recorded by Ford in the past, but never before made available.
Two years ago, Lita released an autobiography, "Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir", via Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.