Flyleaf recently celebrated the release of their latest album, New Horizons, with a secret performance during a Signal Rising show at Grand Stafford Theatre in Bryan, TX for close friends & family. This was the band’s first performance with newest member and lead vocalist, Kristen May (formerly of Vedera). Fans can now watch the explosive live performance of “Fire, Fire,” the first track from New Horizons.
Kristen also has released a statement to the fans of Flyleaf thanking them for welcoming her to the Flyleaf family.
Hello new friends and fans of Flyleaf,
I just wanted to take a moment and say Hello! The past couple of weeks since the announcement of my taking over as lead vocalist of Flyleaf have been exciting and busy. I started last week with a trip to Texas where the guys practice, and we began rehearsing the fourteen-song set we played this past Saturday. We decided to play a secret show after our friends Signal Rising for 400 awesome fans and family. Ever since Flyleaf invited me to sing with them I have been listening to all three albums and couldn’t be more pumped to share the stage with my new friends.
After the anticipation of the whole day a couple weeks ago, I was so anxious to finally get on stage and spend time singing my new favorite songs with you guys, the fans! The ones who make Flyleaf music possible! Instantly I felt the love you all share with the band and their music. You really received me with open arms and I appreciate that. Songs like “All Around Me,” “Fully Alive” and “I’m So Sick” we sang in unison, while some of you even knew some of the brand new songs like “New Horizons” and “Call You Out.” A couple of my personal favorites off the new album are “Broken Wings” and “Freedom.” Such powerful, moving lyrics and a blast to sing live. Basically, I just wanted to say I know a change in vocalist can be a difficult thing to grasp, but I believe in the music of Flyleaf so deeply that I feel blessed to step in and continue playing this music for you all. I have already seen a glimpse into what is so special about this band, their friends, families, and you, the fans. I pray I can give back at least a little of what I received from playing my first Flyleaf show. It was a truly wonderful and exhilarating experience. So, thank you to everyone who was there. I can’t wait to get on the road and meet you all!
From my heart,