Evanescence singer Amy Lee has released her cover version of the Led Zeppelin classic ‘Going To California’ via her newly launched YouTube channel. The video can be watched below.
Says Lee about her decision to cover ‘Going To California’: “This song is a classic that I’ve loved for as long as I can remember. It puts me at peace.
“My friend and manager, Jordan, had recorded the instrumentation for fun and when I heard it a few months ago, I knew instantly that I had to sing on it.
“Listening to mommy sing usually helps get Jack into that elusive sleepy place, and this song has been a regular rotation nap-time hit around our house this fall.
“As I was preparing for the November Evanescence shows, I just really wanted a moment like this in our set. So I showed this version to Troy, who made it a personal challenge to master a finger-picking-based song, which was outside his comfort zone (not that you could tell — he sounded amazing!).
“We had so much fun playing it live!
“It’s a pleasure to sing a song publicly that is such a part of who I am offstage — my roots, the style of music that we always played around my house when I was growing up, and still at every big family gathering, singing and playing music with my dad.
“Hope you enjoy it!”
Evanescence recently parted ways with guitarist Terry Balsamo and replaced him with Germany’s Jen Majura.
Evanescence re-emerged last month after a three-year hiatus with select, intimate shows in Nashville, Dallas and Los Angeles. The influential, Grammy-winning band had not performed live since November of 2012.