The official music video for ‘Wasted On You’, the new single from Evanescence, can be seen below. The song will appear on will the band’s first album of new original music in nine years, “The Bitter Truth”, which will be made available over the course of this year via BMG.
The video for ‘Wasted On You’ was shot by each bandmember — lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist Troy McLawhorn, and guitarist Jen Majura — on their iPhones while currently in isolation. Building on the piercing intensity for which the band is known, the intimately shot video (directed by P.R. Brown in collaboration with the band) breaks through the emotional stillness and numbness of the current time to reflect the internal highs and lows that each of us cycles through now, on a daily basis.
Perfectly encapsulating the current moods of disconnection from the world, lack of control, and purposelessness felt by so many, the video finds the band members alone at their homes and with their families, biding time and trying to create in a world and for an audience that seems smaller than ever. Paired with Amy Lee‘s stunning vocals and the band’s signature pure-rock sound, the song’s central refrain is shockingly timely and universal: