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Kerrang Interview: Why Amy Lee Is Done Being Silent

Miércoles, Sep 9, 2020
Kerrang Interview: Why Amy Lee Is Done Being Silent

After staying quiet while the world around her falls into disarray, Evanescence’s Amy Lee has found her voice and she’s going to use it for good.

Amy Lee doesn’t mince her words. That much becomes clear when, at the start of our interview, Kerrang! politely enquires as to whether we’re distracting her from anything important.

“You are – I was writing some lyrics!” she exclaims. “Garbage media!”

Our feelings would be hurt were it not for one crucial thing: her barbed comment is delivered with a huge grin. And an even bigger eruption of laughter.

“It’s okay, I was kind of stuck anyway,” Amy smiles, reclining on a sofa in her Nashville home, nursing a cup of black tea. “I’m going to get back to it after this.”

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Watch The Making of “Use My Voice” Music Video

Miércoles, Sep 9, 2020
Watch The Making of “Use My Voice” Music Video

The making of the “Use My Voice” official music video is available on YouTube to watch now!.

Get “Use My Voice” wherever you listen to music now: https://evanescence.lnk.to/UseMyVoiceID.

Directed By Eric D. Howell
Produced By Jillian Nodland
Director of Photography Bo Hakala
Production Design David Weiberg
Editor Nate Maydole
Production Company Picture Factory, Inc

Also you can check out the images in our gallery from the video shooting clicking in the image below!

Evanescence Find Light Through Darkness in ‘Use My Voice’ Video

Viernes, Ago 28, 2020
Evanescence Find Light Through Darkness in ‘Use My Voice’ Video

Band alludes to recent activist movements in new visual

Evanescence have released a new video for their single “Use My Voice,” directed by Eric Howell. The clip serves as a metaphor for recent activism movements, depicting singer Amy Lee alone in the darkness before she finds solidarity with her bandmates and a diverse group of people as the light breaks through. Howell, who first met Lee in 2015 when she contributed the end theme for his film Voice from the Stone, wanted the video to act as “a hopeful metaphor of moving from darkness into a more illuminated future by being heard.”

“We are proud to stand up and join the fight against the injustice, lies and oppression that plague our country and the world,” Lee 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 inspire. Use your voice. Vote.”

“Use My Voice” follows the singles “Wasted on You” and “The Game Is Over.” All three will be featured on Evanescence’s upcoming album The Bitter Truth, their first collection of new material in over a decade. The quarantine-filmed video for “Wasted on You” was recently nominated in the Best Rock category at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, airing this Sunday, August 30th.

Source: Rolling Stone

How Evanescence’s Amy Lee Became A Voice For The Unheard

Sábado, Ago 15, 2020
How Evanescence’s Amy Lee Became A Voice For The Unheard

NEW SINGLE ‘USE MY VOICE’ DISPLAYS WHAT’S BEEN TRUE THROUGHOUT THE BAND’S CAREER: LEE CAN’T BE SILENCED

“We’ve never tried to follow a trend. More the opposite, if anything,” Lee tells MTV News, citing artists such as Björk, Garbage, Veruca Salt, and Tori Amos as personal heroes. “The people who inspired me the most during my formative years were people who weren’t trying to be pretty; who weren’t always showing the perfect, polished version of themselves — it was people who put their heart, opinions, and scars front and center.”

Nearly two decades and four successful albums after the band’s debut, Evanescence’s authenticity still resonates today. “I think there’s something in our music that speaks to people around the world on a deep level,” the 38-year-old musician muses. “I just know that if I write from my heart, about the things I feel are real, I won’t be alone in those feelings. I don’t know the secret to our success, but I believe in touching on things that aren’t often talked about in popular music and questioning the deeper stuff. I want people to know that it’s OK to hurt.”

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Interview: Amy Lee of Evanescence on inspiring legendary fanfic My Immortal

Jueves, Jul 23, 2020
Interview: Amy Lee of Evanescence on inspiring legendary fanfic My Immortal

I TALKED TO AMY LEE OF EVANESCENCE ABOUT INSPIRING THE WORLD’S WORST FANFICTION

The singer of My Immortal (the song) has now read My Immortal (the fanfic)

If you mention the name “My Immortal,” you may mean one of two things. The first is the 2003 hit song from rock band Evanescence. The second is Harry Potter fanfic so transcendentally, mysteriously bad that it’s transfixed the internet for years.

The fanfic My Immortal is about a time-traveling mall-goth teenage vampire wizard (named “Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way”) who is obsessed with Evanescence and a variety of goth-inflected rock bands. She’s supposed to look like Amy Lee, Evanescence’s lead vocalist, pianist, and songwriter. And to this day, nobody is sure who wrote the story or whether they were serious.

Back in the real world, Lee and the rest of Evanescence have spent months under stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve used that time to film two music videos in collaboration with director P.R. Brown, each shot by band members and their families. The latest is a surreal video for “The Game Is Over,” a song from their upcoming album The Bitter Truth. In Lee’s words, it’s shot as a “psychological thriller,” full of imagery based on a specific fear or inner demon from each member.

These videos — filmed in living rooms, cars, and other personal spaces — give fans a new kind of look into the band members’ lives. But I was curious about a different kind of fan relationship: did the creators of “My Immortal” know about My Immortal? I spoke to Lee, and the answer is yes; in fact, it’s part of a long-running family joke. She’d never actually read it, however, until last week.

The following interview has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

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THE BITTER TRUTH LP to be released incrementally throughout 2020

Jueves, Jul 23, 2020
THE BITTER TRUTH LP to be released incrementally throughout 2020

April 24, 2020 – Evanescence will release their first album of new original music in nine years, The Bitter Truth (BMG) over the course of this year, beginning with the first song and video, “Wasted on You,” today.

Watch the video for “Wasted on You” HERE.

The video for “Wasted on You” was shot by each band member – 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 & universal:

I don’t need drugs

I’m already six feet low

Wasted on you

Waiting for a miracle

I can’t move on

Feels like we’re frozen in time

I’m wasted on you

Just pass me the Bitter Truth

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