Categoría: Troy McLawhorn

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 Guitarist Troy McLawhorn: 10 Albums That Changed My Life

Lunes, Sep 7, 2020
Evanescence Guitarist Troy McLawhorn: 10 Albums That Changed My Life

From soundtracking his imagination to the magic of Halloween and the music behind the best rock shows of all time

Evanescence guitarist Troy McLawhorn took a little time and weighed this list up. Sometimes this list is but a collection of albums, their significance in how they shape the way we look at playing electric guitar, or how we look at music.

But there are other times when the songs do all that and more; they figuratively hoist us out your life’s trajectory and remake you anew. These albums are like chapter markers in a life. McLawhorn’s list was compiled with those chapters in mind.

The early influences perform their role as expected – the Beatles, EVH, and so on… All quite universal experiences. Then, when music becomes a serious deal for him and it’s time to hit the road, McLawhorn affords the songs that follow an almost existential significance. Should the mood take him to write a memoir, you could well chapter it with these.

“At first I was thinking of the music and hearing something and thinking, ‘wow!’, but these are from albums that were milestones in my life and took me in a different direction,” says McLawhorn.

As for Evanescence, right now they are like every other recording artist in the world right now – biding time until this thing is over. But they had been writing before the pandemic and there is new music.

In February, they hit the studio in Nashville and recorded four tracks. We’ve seen the release of The Game Is Over and Wasted On You. Use My Voice has been issued as part of the Headcount campaign to increase voter participation in the US. The videos were shot at home and edited together using iPhone footage.

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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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Evanescence and Rock’s Top Women Champion Empowerment with new Single “Use My Voice”

Viernes, Ago 14, 2020
Evanescence and Rock’s Top Women Champion Empowerment with new Single “Use My Voice”

Taylor Momsen, Lzzy Hale, Lindsey Stirling, Sharon den Adel and others join Evanescence on new song from forthcoming album The Bitter Truth

Evanescence and front woman Amy Lee are back with their new single and unique musical event, “Use My Voice,” out today. Listen here.

Featuring a line-up of bad-ass 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 a more just world.

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:

  • Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless
  • Lzzy Hale of Halestorm
  • Violinist Lindsey Stirling
  • Deena Jakoub of Veridia (long-time friend of Amy’s and co-writer of the song)
  • Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation 
  • Amy’s sisters: Carrie South and Lori Lee Bulloch
  • Amy McLawhorn, wife of Evanescence guitarist Troy McLawhorn

Listen to “Use My Voice,” out today via BMG, here.

Watch the “Use My Voice” HeadCount PSA (featuring a clip of the new song) here, and register to vote, check your registration, or find out about your remote voting options amidst the COVID-19 pandemic at UseMyVoice.org.

“Use My Voice” follows “Wasted on You” and “The Game is Over”as the third track to be released early from The Bitter Truth, Evanescence‘s forthcoming new album, the first containing all new material in nearly a decade. The Elle, Rolling Stone, and New York Times-lauded, self-shot while-in-quarantine video for “Wasted on You” was recently nominated for “Best Rock” at the coming MTV Video Music Awards, and The Bitter Truth promises fans more of the heavy, vocal-driven, and expertly-arranged rock for which Evanescence is known.

Listen to “Use My Voice”: https://evanescence.lnk.to/UseMyVoice