Flyleaf is an American hard rock band, formed in the Belton and Temple, Texas regions in 2002.
The band has charted on mainstream rock, Christian pop and Christian metal genres.
Shortly before thir third album "New Horizons" was released, lead vocalist Lacey Sturm announced her departure.
Kristen May subsequently became the new lead vocalist.
Belton and Temple, Texas
Alternative metal, hard rock, post-grunge
Three Days Grace
A flyleaf is the term for the blank pages at the beginning and at the end of a book.
Lacey chose the name because to her it represents "a moment of clarity".
Sameer Bhattacharya – lead guitar, backing vocals
Jared Hartmann – rhythm guitar
Pat Seals – bass, backing vocals
James Culpepper – drums, percussion
Kristen May – lead vocals
Lacey Sturm – lead vocals (2002–2012)
Did You Know:
• The song Cassie
references the Columbine High School massacre
• The song Fully Alive
is about the wife of Kevin Palmer (lead vocalist of
"You know I really don't like to think about the fact that I'm a girl in relation to the music industry.
I was just a kid who wrote down thoughts to organize her brain and that turned into music, like any other writer
or musician... so, I happen to be a girl. I don't consider that part of it really.. It may disappoint some feminists
out there that I don't want to harp on women and men being equal."
"Well, first of all if it wasn't for being saved by Jesus, I would not be alive. I would be dead. Some people
say Jesus saved their soul... Well, maybe Jesus saved my soul spiritually, but He also saved my life physically.
Every aspect of my life today has to do with the fact that Jesus saved my life."
"Our music is honest. We are who we are... messed up, dysfunctional sinners that have been loved in spite of
our hate. We don't deny that we live in a evil world and that we have been evil people and we have evil
tendencies... but we also have touched righteousness through our faith in Christ.. and we have received
salvation, hope, and love... So our songs always acknowledge this truth and in turn we hope they bring faith,
hope and love into the midst of the selfish, fearful hatred that makes up so much of the world we live in."
"Sameer and Jared are really experimental with melodies and pedals, and we all had different influences
that were all blending together with the same passionate and hopeful heart, and that brought out
this beautiful feeling. It was magical"
"Well, you know what? I don't know what you mean by a "Christian rock band." It's hard to say that because
people all have a different definition of what that means. If it means that we're Christians, then yeah,
we're Christians, but if a plumber's a Christian, does that make him a "Christian plumber?" I mean
we're not playing for Christians. We're just playing honestly and that's going to come out"
AMTV award for Favorite Music Video - Missing
BMI 2009 Pop Song Award for All Around Me