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.