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Evanescence and HeadCount Launch PSA & Campaign to promote Voter Registration & Easy Access to Voting

Miércoles, Ago 5, 2020
Evanescence and HeadCount Launch PSA & Campaign to promote Voter Registration & Easy Access to Voting

USE MY VOICE Campaign helps Americans get “VOTE READY”

Evanescence and HeadCount, the non-partisan, non-profit voter registration organization, unveiled a public service announcement today entitled USE MY VOICE along with a campaign to encourage Americans to check or update their voter registration status.

Watch the PSA, which features a portion of Evanescence’s upcoming anthem “Use My Voice” (out August 14th) as its theme music, HERE

The USE MY VOICE initiative places special emphasis on empowering Americans to use their voice as safely and easily as possible in the upcoming election. It points voters to www.UseMyVoice.org, where they can get accurate, clear information on voting by mail. It also offers location-based instructions on where to vote, what’s on an individual voter’s ballot, and provides easy access to voter registration, where permitted by states.

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Hear Halestorm’s new “Reimagined” version of “Break In” with Evanescence’s Amy Lee

Sábado, Ago 1, 2020
Hear Halestorm’s new “Reimagined” version of “Break In” with Evanescence’s Amy Lee

Recorded pre-pandemic, live in the same room

Back in MayEvanescence‘s Amy Lee guested on Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale‘s show Raise Your Horns With Lzzy Hale. The two performed a beautiful quarantine rendition of Halestorm’s “Break In” from their respective locations, and revealed plans to release a studio version of the collaboration in August that had been recorded pre-lockdown. Today (July 31st), Halestorm premiered that studio rendition — check it  out above. “Break In” originally appeared on the band’s 2012 album, The Strange Case of… While on tour with Evanescence on the Carnival of Madness Tour, Halestorm were joined by Lee on a nightly basis for a live performance of the song.

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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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Evanescence unleash the monsters within with anti-facade rocker, “The Game Is Over”

Jueves, Jul 23, 2020
Evanescence unleash the monsters within with anti-facade rocker, “The Game Is Over”

Second song from The Bitter Truth album out later this year.

Watch the self-shot video for “The Game Is Over” on friday here (link live 7/3 at 12PM ET).

Listen to “The Game Is Over” here.

Evanescence is out today with “The Game is Over” the second song from The Bitter Truth (BMG). Their first album of new original music in nine years, The Bitter Truth will be released incrementally throughout 2020.

The iPhone-shot, neon-nightmare of a video for “The Game is Over” will go live Friday, 7/3 at 12pm ET / 9am PT during a live YouTube premiere featuring a fan Q&A with Amy Lee – link here.

A guitar-driven anthem commanded by Amy 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.

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Amy Lee Talks ‘Wasted On You’ & New Album ‘The Bitter Truth’

Jueves, Jul 23, 2020
Amy Lee Talks ‘Wasted On You’ & New Album ‘The Bitter Truth’

Rock Sound chat via Zoom with Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee as the band release their new single ‘Wasted On You’. Amy tells us how that song came together and what it was like filming the music video on iPhones while the band stayed in quarantine. Also, we get some early details on their upcoming new album ‘The Bitter Truth’ which is due for release later in 2020. Plus, Amy tells us what she learned from the band’s incredible ‘Synthesis’ project which saw them rework classic songs like ‘My Immortal’ and ‘Bring Me To Life’ with new instrumentation and perform live with a full orchestra.

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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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