FLYLEAF lead singer Kristen May recently released a new solo album, “Conversations”, which she funded through a PledgeMusic campaign.
May wrote on her PledgeMusic page: “Making this album has been a dream of mine for awhile and I’m so happy to finally make it a reality.
“I have had the opportunity to tour and make albums with my bands VEDERA and FLYLEAF for over a decade and now I [got] the unique chance to spend some time off the road, at home in Kansas City. Kansas City is a place where I have gathered inspiration through the years and I [was] so happy to make an album here once again. This time [I recorded] at the wonderful Chapman Recording Studios.”
A fan on FLYLEAF’s Facebook page recently questioned why May would be working on an album if she is still of a member of the band. The group responded: “Kristen is finding tons of inspiration now that she’s staring a new chapter as a [mother] and has been writing a lot of new material!”
Kristen is married to her former VEDERA bandmate Brian Little.
VEDERA split up in 2011, two years after releasing its Epic debut, “Stages”. The effort peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.
In a 2014 interview with The Kansas City Star, May said still thought about her former band. “Parts of it I do miss,” she said. “It’s hard not to think about what I’d done the past eight years. But I’m focused on FLYLEAF. I really enjoy this. It feels like this is what I’m supposed to be doing.”
FLYLEAF’s fourth studio album, “Between The Stars”, sold 8,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 33 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on September 16, 2014 via Loud & Proud Records.
“Between The Stars” was recorded over a four-week period at a Los Angeles studio with producer extraordinaire Don Gilmore (PEARL JAM, LINKIN PARK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE).