Evanescence to Hold Virtual Concert In October

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Sep 242020
 

Eevanescence will hold a virtual concert in October, to be streamed online to fans all over the world. Singer Amy Lee spoke about the performance during an appearance yesterday (Wednesday, September 23) on MSNBC‘s “Way Too Early”. She said (see video below): “We have to put that together still, but we’re going to find a way to do something.

“This whole year has been all about finding a new way to do what we usually do. It’s a challenge, but we’ve really enjoyed finding a way to get through and connect with people, even though we have to be home and do things differently. So we’re gonna make some kind of a virtual performance from home with the whole band from all the world, actually — we have people all over the country, and one bandmember in Germany.”

Lee added: “So, yeah, it’ll be cool to be able to just do something for people and inspire people, hopefully, through that music.”

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Aug 292020
 

Evanescence has released the official music video for ‘Use My Voice’, the band’s new single that “captures the current socio-political zeitgeist of advocacy and activism” (MTV). The visuals follow frontwoman Amy Lee, her bandmates, and a diverse group of citizens as they unite for change and justice. The clip was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Eric HowellLee first met Howell back in 2015 when she was asked to write the end title theme for his film “Voice From The Stone”, starring Emilia Clarke (“Game Of Thrones”).

Beginning with Amy alone in the dark and ending in a collective light-filled demonstration as the day breaks, the video serves as a hopeful metaphor of moving from darkness into a more illuminated future by being heard.

Earlier this month, Evanescence partnered with HeadCount, one of the leading non-partisan, non-profit voter information services in the U.S. to help people navigate the registration and voting process by providing information on options to vote safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are proud to stand up and join the fight against the injustice, lies and oppression that plague our country and the world,” Amy said. ‘No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, or who you love, your voice matters. We hope to shine a light in the darkness, to empower and inpire. Use your voice. Vote.”

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Aug 272020
 

This past April Evanescence announced that their new album “The Bitter Truth” would be arriving later this year, after initially emerging via a series of singles. The band’s frontwoman Amy Lee recently told SiriusXM of where they are that with that:

“We’re still ongoing. We don’t have a release date, but I kind of like to look at it like it’s happening now. The idea behind this whole thing was always to go one at a time, release it at a little at a time, in real-time with fans, while it’s still going on and it’s still fresh and live in the moment more.

So, in my mind it is being released – this is part of it. We live in a new world where it’s not all about dropping a big pile of music all at once. People don’t always consume music that way… I don’t.

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Aug 142020
 

Evanescence is back with a unique new single, ‘Use My Voice‘, out today via Sony.

Featuring a lineup of badass women who lent their voices to the anthemic chorus in the song, ‘Use My Voice‘ was written to celebrate the power of speaking out in order to promote more justice in the world.

Evanescence singer Amy Lee said: “This is an era of awakening, and full of powerful beauty. I hope to inspire others to seek truth, find their own voices, and use them as I step up to use mine. Don’t let anybody speak for you. Only you can do that.”

Amy‘s top-notch crew of collaborators on ‘Use My Voice‘ are:

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Jul 012020
 

Evanescence has released ‘The Game Is Over‘, the second song from its upcoming album, “The Bitter Truth” (BMG). The band’s first collection of new original music in nine years, “The Bitter Truth” will be made available incrementally throughout 2020.

The iPhone-shot, neon nightmare of a video for ‘The Game Is Over‘ will go live Friday, July 3 at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT during a live YouTube premiere featuring a fan question-and-answer session with Evanescence singer Amy Lee.

A guitar-driven anthem commanded by Lee‘s peerless mezzo-soprano and Will Hunt‘s heavy arena percussion, ‘The Game Is Over’ is a protest against the facades we are pressured to put on by society. In the face of depression and anxiety — and especially in a world that seems to crumble further each day — it’s a cry to end the charade that everything’s fine.

The accompanying video is a nightmarish, effects-laden look at the emotional havoc that this period has wrought. Despite being restricted to shooting themselves on iPhones, the band, in collaboration with director P.R. Brown, managed to achieve a highly stylized production literalizing the metaphorical monsters within us. The video is astonishing proof of the creative spark of working with limited resources and a testament to the band’s commitment to its craft. Spotlighting the mental darkness behind the false smiles, it’s a disturbing, technicolor tribute to the light at the end of the tunnel — if you’re willing to face the terrors that line its walls.

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