Jun 132017
 

Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has finally revealed the details of the unique project which the band has been working on for the past few months. Due this fall, the album, titled “Synthesis”, will be called that “because it is a synthesis — the combination, the contrast, the synergy between the organic and the synthetic, and also the past and the present,” the singer said in a video message announcing the record.

According to Amy“Synthesis” will be different from all previous Evanescence albums in that it will be “about orchestra and electronica. We’re taking our music, stripping out the big distorted guitars, stripping out the rock drums and replacing it with full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds. We’ve gone through our entire catalog of music and picked out the songs that are made to be heard in this way, and we’re sewing them together from the ground up,” she explained.

Clarifying that “Synthesis” is not a collection of remixed versions of existing Evanescence songs, Amy said that the album’s creation involved rebuilding the material “from the ground up, with different tempos, with different parts, with intros and outros and segues and new pieces, and putting this all together like one big piece of music, like one big classical piece, or sort of like a soundtrack. Actually, in a lot of ways, it sounds a lot like the soundtrack of my life. [Laughs]” Continue reading »

Feb 182017
 

Evanescence just released a very special career-spanning vinyl box set encompassing all of the band’s studio albums — “Fallen”, “The Open Door” and “Evanescence” (with the latter two making their vinyl debut) — and, for the first time ever, the commercial debut for the previously unreleased demo album “Origin”. Also included in “The Ultimate Collection” six-LP set is “The Lost Whispers” album, which officially culls the band’s legendary bonus tracks and features the studio version of the long sought-after tour intro ‘Lost Whispers’ and the first new Evanescence studio recording in years, ‘Even In Death (2016)’, a song that originally appeared on “Origin”. The box set includes a 52-page casebound book featuring art, handwritten lyrics, photos and rarities.

You can listen to ‘Even In Death (2016)’ in the video below. Continue reading »

‘Evanescence’ Working on New Music

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Feb 152017
 

According to Amy Lee‘s publicists at Mercenary Publicity, the Evanescence singer and her bandmates are currently in the studio working on new music, expected later this year.

Lee hinted in an interview with AOL last fall that the band was gearing up to make new music, but that it might not take the form of a traditional album release. Lee explained: “We have some new little plan in store, but I don’t wanna give it away yet. But there is some new Evanescence stuff that we’re starting at, but it’s not exactly the most traditional thing. It’s not just, ‘Okay, we’re gonna make a new album right now.’ Not that that’s not coming, but first there’s something else that’s a little bit special and different and [that is] gonna take you down a different path that we wanna try.”

Lee said a while back that she doesn’t use record sales as a gauge for success these days. “Well, you just can’t judge it the same way you used to and by the same model,” she explained. “Having people hear and connect to your song isn’t directly linked to record sales, that’s for sure. I think it may be more accurate to look at how many views on YouTube or something. I’m cool about it. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and that’s awesome. I don’t look at it like this daunting thing that we have to live up to, I look at it like this really positive, awesome thing that wouldn’t have been able to happen if we’d come out for the first time this year.” Continue reading »

Feb 122017
 

Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has released a new solo single called ‘Love Exists’. Featuring artwork by Jennybird Alcantara, the song is now available for purchase on Amazon, Google Play and Apple Music.

Lee stated about the inspiration for the track: “When I was in Italy filming the video for ‘Speak To Me’, I fell in love with a song I heard on the radio there, ‘L’amore Esiste’ by Francesca Michielin. It seemed to follow me everywhere, got under my skin and just wouldn’t leave. I couldn’t stop listening to it, over and over the whole way home. I started piecing together what the lyrics meant and wrote my own twist on them in English.

“I showed my idea to one of my dream producers, Guy Sigsworth, and somehow convinced him to come to New York and re-create the song with me. Dave Eggar contributed his lush string arrangement and we all just lived in this song for a week at Flux Studios on the Lower East Side. Continue reading »

Dec 252016
 

amy_lee_evanescence_2016_4ac‘The End of The Book’, the new animated video from Amy Lee, the Grammy Award-winning co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence, can be seen below. The song is taken from Lee‘s children’s album, “Dream Too Much”, which was released via Amazon. The LP, which features 12 newly recorded songs, including seven originals and five popular covers, was made available for Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan starting on September 30 to exclusively stream and enjoy on Prime Music, at no additional cost to their membership. In addition, the album is available for all customers to purchase and download in MP3 format in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.

Amy brings her children’s music album “Dream Too Much” to life in this animated special. Watch the full version exclusively on Prime Video and listen to the album that inspired the video exclusively on Amazon Music http://amzn.to/2ii1sQ0 Continue reading »