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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Jun 272020
 

Evanescence will release a new single, ‘The Game Is Over’ on Wednesday, July 1.

Anyone who pre-saves the song will get a chance to hear it first on a Zoom call with the band.

E’vanescence‘s long-awaited new album, “The Bitter Truth”, will arrive later this year. The disc’s first single, ‘Wasted On You’, came out last month and was said to be the first in a series of songs that the band will make available from “The Bitter Truth” incrementally, culminating in the release of the full album.

The video for ‘Wasted On You’ was shot by each band member — singer Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, guitarist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist Jen Majura — on their iPhones while currently in isolation at their homes.

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Apr 252020
 

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:

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Apr 182020
 

Evanescence has set “The Bitter Truth” as the title of its new album.

The first single from the effort, ‘Wasted On You‘, will be made available next Friday, April 24.

The band announced the news on Twitter, saying: “We promised you a new album in 2020 and we won’t let anything stop us. We are proud to begin sharing our new album ‘The Bitter Truth’ with you, one piece at a time, starting with our first song ‘Wasted On You’ next Friday!”

Evanescence‘s new music is being produced by Nick Raskulinecz, who also worked on 2011’s self-titled LP.

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