On December 7, rock quintet FLYLEAF will release "Remember To Live" (A&M/Octone), a seven-song album featuring new recordings of fan-requested tracks from the band's catalogue. Recorded with Mark Lewis (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, ADRIFT) while on the road during FLYLEAF's "Unite & Fight" tour, "Remember To Live" is a rare collection of tracks that fans have been demanding for years. The record includes a new version of fan favorite "Justice & Mercy" from the 2006 EP "Music as a Weapon" as well as a remix of "Arise" by Ben Moody (WE ARE THE FALLEN, ex-EVANESCENCE).
"Remember To Live" track listing:
01. Amy Says
02. Arise (Ben Moody Mix)
03. Believe In Dreams
04. Dear My Closest Friend
05. Justice & Mercy (Violent Love Version)
06. Light In Your Eyes
FLYLEAF vocalist Lacey Mosley Sturm recently told the Dallas Morning News that she thinks the question of whether the band considers itself "Christian rock" is misunderstood. Sturm explained, "What people want to really know is, are they Christian? I would want to know if they are Christian . . . We are all Christians in our band, and it comes out in our music. We want to be honest. There is sometimes an animosity for Christianity. It's awful that they would judge us based on what they hear and not the music."
Unlike many other so-called Christian bands, FLYLEAF did not come up through the Christian market, where albums are often distributed specifically through religious bookstores. Sturm told The Pulse of Radio that she's fine with that. "What is the Christian market anyway?" she said. "You know, I mean, we play music, if people like it and they want to, you know, they want to support us, then that's amazing, you know. It doesn't matter, you know, if you're Christian or not."
The Texas-born Sturm admitted that at the age of 16, she considered herself an atheist. She struggled through a rough home life, drugs and even thoughts of suicide before her grandmother convinced her to go to church.
Sturm also told the Morning News that being a female singer in the male-dominated rock world is "still an issue," saying, "The rock stations didn't want to play a rock band that was female-fronted. We wanted them to put it on and let the people decide. People loved it. Look at it on the basis of I'm a musician and it's real, not on the basis of being a woman in a rock band."
FLYLEAF is currently on the road behind its 2009 sophomore album, "Memento Mori".