Halestorm has released a cover of “I hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, which will be a part of ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP on January 6th through Atlantic Records.
According to Loudwire, the band released this cover after releasing their cover of Whitesnake‘s “Still of the Night”. In this cover, the band brings back the same energy placed in the song as the original, creating an almost replica of the original. In comparison to the original, Halestorm has a tiny bit of a slower pace and less echo in the lyrics spoken. The cover can be heard below.
As reported by Blabber Mouth, Josh Smith, the bassist, explains how the song picking process took place in an interview with Ring Rocker saying “We start out with basically everyone… Our team… Oh my God! My dad finds out that we’re doing a cover album, all I get is texts: ‘Oh, you should do this.’ But anyone… anyone who finds out we’re doing a covers album, all of a sudden you’re just getting this crazy list. So it literally starts out with e-mails of lists and lists, and somehow, over months, we kind of whittle down our list until we get to a short list of maybe ten songs or less. And then we record ’em and see what works and see what we like.” He continues by saying “Now, after the first one, we sort of followed a similar formula with the second one in that it’s very generational — we have a song from ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, a contemporary pop song… So that was a nice way to pick our songs. Really, that has been the template.”